John L. Murphy
Medievalist turned humanities professor; overconfident accumulator of books & music; overcurious seeker of trivia, quadrivia, esoterica. Despite an incessant teaching load, I manage to devote free time to reading, listening, pondering big ideas while nagged by small ones. I'm at:"Blogtrotter".
Craig Harline dramatizes the historical record, so we witness verified events as they occur. His style carries one into the considerable courtly power plays, keeping erudite ideas vivid.
14 Nov 2017
True to his predilections, Dean Wareham moves the band and song, in covers and instrumentals, and usually away from too much volume.
18 Sep 2017
Sci-Fi Author Ursula LeGuin's Stories of Class War, Religious Dissension, Identity Politics and More
No matter what ignites the dynamic fusion of thought and action in her Hainish fictions, Le Guin generates provocative and intelligent considerations of complex forces.
14 Sep 2017
'Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays' Attempts to Escape the Progress Trap
Recovering the sacred for a secular mindset, Paul Kingsnorth restores the awe and the caution of the numinous.
21 Aug 2017
In the papal lands and amid the Vatican's power plays, brigands, seducers, nobles, and nuns battle it out.
01 Aug 2017
It is hoped this solid anthology of level-headed observation will supplant spurious New Age-tinged assertions as well as lurid "exposés".
13 Apr 2017
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