Four Happy Years

On pet peeves, my wonderful family, Whitney Houston, and the Figure catchresis.

On Chivalry

On men & the sex wars, the Catholic painter John Lu, and the Figure paronomasia, which is the fancy Greek name for 'Dad Joke'.

Temporal Promiscuity

On letter writing, potty-training, and William Barry, plus the Figure anthimeria.


On the workings of time, of the Brandywine School, and of hard, fun work. Plus the Figure enallage.


On the Great Books, writing curricula, Sing the Hours, and the Figure isocolon.

Memento Mori

On death and the Holocaust, and also the Figure syllepsis.

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