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Gina Kammer
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Nerdy Stuff! Bookwyrms, the Real “Bookworms”
Book Hug T-Shirt by The_BookWyrm Get this t-shirt here:  https://www.zazzle.com/the_bookwyrm
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How Does Creativity Work in the Brain?
Is this cheating? It's probably cheating, especially since I posted it to another blog. But anyway, I keep noticing patterns in the articles and ideas I keep seeing on how creativity works or how to become more creative. These patterns all relate back to so...
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The INTJ and Vicarious Experience: Empathy through Fiction versus Reality
INTJs don’t like to express emotion. This is true—it messes with the control complex. Repression is more likely, though emotional expression can break through. Emotion, with the tertiary introverted Feeling function (Fi) is very private. However, as numerou...
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The Life of an Oil Painting
Spring 2010 on the Arno 2' x 4' oil on canvas Session 1: Sky background complete, some layout of colors Session 2: More blocking in of colors Session 3: Detail work on left side Session 4: Some detail work moving to the right side    Session 5: Some correct...
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As You Like It: Education from Arden
A close reading examining the concept of education in the forest of Arden... William Shakespeare’s As You Like It begins with Orlando
bemoaning his elder brother’s neglect for Orlando’s education. Orlando, as
nobly born as his brother Oliver, feels he needs...
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The Weight of Contractsˡ in The Merchant of Venice
  Something of a teaser before Friday night's Merchant of Venice reading... In William Shakespeare’s The
Merchant of Venice , the bounds of the law are airtight—or so they seem.
Portia’s dead father has stipulated the conditions for Portia’s marriage in his...
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The (Humanities) Adjunct Conundrum: It's My Career
That's right. I am doomed to have no job security whatsoever while my job is to teach just like any other college faculty member. But, not as like any other faculty member in other ways--this job I must do only "part-time" or, as I would state more accurate...
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Lancelot of the Lake: The Burdens of Knighthood
Another close reading, this time examining the purpose of the knight... There seems to be a problem with the definitions of Christian worth and nobility along with the definitions of knighthood and duty in Lancelot of the Lake. Lancelot has some very selfis...
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Malory’s Le Morte Darthur: Merlin’s Providence
Just a little Merlin (close reading) for some Hallowe'en reading... The first noticeable difference in Sir Thomas Malory’s version of the
Arthurian legends from the previous existing accounts is the pervasive
influence of Merlin. Although Merlin has been gi...
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Otherworld Intervention: The Role of the Supernatural in Geoffrey and Chrétien
A little Merlin before Halowe'en...               One of the always-present
tensions in Arthurian legends is the conflicting duties of the chivalric code,
serving both secular and religious ends. Chrétien de Troyes’s romance of the
grail quest is a prime ex...
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