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Retooling English 

My family had many ways of knowing and doing.  My mom was creative—she loved to garden, learn new crafts, quilt and sew.  She could transform the simplest components into something lovely or useful. My dad was (and still is) an artist when it came to carving the earth with a backhoe and a bulldozer.  He …

Posted 83 months ago by

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What is college really for? More thoughts on society and the liberal arts 

In his recent book ,” Matthew B. Crawford calls into question the prevailing sentiment that “knowledge work” is somehow more intrinsically valuable than skilled trade labor. Crawford earned a Ph.D in political philosophy from the University of Chicago, and is now a fellow and the institute for advanced studies at the University of Virginia. Just …

Posted 84 months ago by

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