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Category Archives: Teaching

Big Worlds in Small Places

Big Worlds in Small Places

  Every year for the last four, I have taught Humanities to college students for a month in El Sauce. I have lived in a variety of hotels and apartments but, regardless of the accommodations, El Sauce makes me feel at home year after year. El Sauce is a small place that has welcomed me…

Turning Points: Dante on the Ice

Turning Points: Dante on the Ice

Nov 25 There is no shortage of video games and conspiracy novels these days that carve out just enough of Dante’s Divine Comedy for the purpose of legitimizing the use of his name in the marketing plan. Among those things that many get wrong about Dante’s poem is the image of Hell as a place…

John Locke on the Ice

John Locke on the Ice

October 23, 2016 McMurdo Station Back home at the State University of New York at Geneseo, my Humanities students have been reading John Locke’s Second Treatise on Government. Locke argues for the replacement of the 17th c. British monarchy with a shared government by consent of the people. This represents the raw form of modern…

Hospitality and the Artist Residency

Music and food are two of the greatest tools of hospitality. The composer attempts to create music that both excites the performer and speaks to the audience. The performer brings that music alive and welcomes the audience into their world of beauty and emotion. The cook in the kitchen attempts to create a meal that…

Children’s Summer Arts Camp

Title: Children’s Summer Arts Camp Location: Genesee Valley Council on the Arts, Murray Hill, Mt. Morris Link out: Click here Description: The Summer Arts Camp is a multidisciplinary arts experience in a day camp format for children ages 8-13. Programming will be provided by Glenn McClure and other Buy Local Build a Future Artists. The…