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Skeletons in the Closet–The Academy as a Metaphor

December 1, 2011


THe history of liberal arts education is not a straight line continuum. There are many diversions and metaphors that contribute to our modern understanding of higher education. This posting is detour sign warning readers of the detours that lie ahead.

Higher Education Lessons Learned from Toys–Part II

November 29, 2011


Part I of this series discussed the lessons my grandchildren’s toys taught me about higher education. In this posting I will discuss what I learned about higher education when I reflected on my own childhood toys. The first images that come to my mind when I think about my own toys were images of a […]

Higher Education Lessons Learned from Toys–Part I

November 28, 2011


How are toys and institutions of higher education similar?

Alfred Hitchcock School of Education

November 6, 2011


Alfred Hitchcock's philosophy of film making is similiar to much of modern philosophy of education

Skeletons in the Closets of American Liberal Arts Colleges – Part I

November 6, 2011


The original Greek veiw of liberal arts. Artistotle's three forms of knowledge

Skeletons in the Closets of American Liberal Arts Colleges – Introduction

October 31, 2011


Introduction to a series of posting concerning the hidden aspects of liberal arts education

Living in a metaphoric world and trying to communicate with the academy

October 1, 2011


I found two articles published this past July very significant and helpful. The first was an article in the Epilepsy Advocate magazine about Chris M., a minister and author, who found he was thinking and writing differently after the onset of epilepsy. The article may be found at The second article was a Chronicle of Higher […]