Learning to Read Lento

How do you read? Do you skim the print quickly, scanning from left to right, top to bottom? Or do you read slowly, taking notice of every word, every phrase, every sentence, letting the language roll over you like waves at the beach. In our digital age we have learned to read quickly: scanning and … Continue reading Learning to Read Lento

Why the Humanities Matter

Yesterday was my first day of the mid year break. After a particularly challenging first semester, trying to balance two history courses, caring for Dan and Covid 19 restrictions, isolation and all the stress and anxiety that entails, I was looking forward to a relaxing day. I didn’t have any firm plans in place, but … Continue reading Why the Humanities Matter