ACADEMIC WRITING (1130) - Introduction - Contents - Outline - SCHEDULE: Week 1-5 — Week 6-10 — Week 11-14 - Higher Learning - Essay Structure - Marking - Rhetoric Intro & 3 Aims - 16 Strategies - Samples - Lord of War - Calvino - Gandhi - Evaluation - Boston Legal - Samples - Research - Texts: Misc - Mad Men - Cox - Notes
POETRY (1114) - Introduction - Contents - Outline - SCHEDULE - Higher Learning - Essay Structure - Marking - Essays - 6 Categories: 1 — 2-5 — 6 - READINGS: Week 2-4 — Week 5-6 — Week 8-10 — Week 11-13 — Worksheets: Hamlet - Sonnet 116 - Romance - Ophelia - Ermita - Achilles - Rough Passages - Hallelujah - Lemonade
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Time’s Electric Chariot - Poems to My Dad Teeing Off - Batter Up! - Sky Train - Dying by the Law - Poems to the Void Dying by the Numbers - Living by the Numbers - On Time - Alas, Poor Yorick - On the Pageant Faded - All Those Things the Wise Men Say — Working the Traps - Fry Day - Between the Flippers - Petals Fallen from a Wet Black Bough - The Flight of Nazguls - Techno Buzz - Techno Burn - Teacher - Addictus - Working the Traps — Doubt’s Dominion - Rapt Angel - Star Struck - Doubt's Dominion - The Deadly Force of Chance - Like Flies to Wanton Boys — Travel - Travel - La Bellezza - Mexico - Cuba - City of Light Paris & France - Pyramids - From the Top Floor of the Floating World
GOSPEL & UNIVERSE explores agnosticism using prose, poetry, fiction, art, history, autobiography, astronomy, religion, philosophy, etc. It explores how we got to not knowing an ultimate truth, what it's like to not know, and what might follow from not knowing.
1. The Sum of All Space / Location Cubed page 1: Third Spinning Rock from the Sun / The Paradox of Infinity p.1: The Chinese Sky / Two Poems p.1: If Only 1: Bruno & Yeats —— 2. Religion / In the Beginning p.1: Myth and Religion / Christianity p.1: Agora Phobia —— 3. Agnosticism p.1: The Problem with Explanations —— 4. Saint Francis p.1: San Francisco —— 5. Almost Existential p.1: Poor, Bare, Forked
The Pulse is an experimental novel (in progress) about the danger of talking to intergalactic strangers. Because the novel has many narratives and locations, I’ve supplied a briefly annotated table of contents and a list of characters by location. The clearest picture of the overall structure is in Chart & Maps.
The Confused Astronomers of Babylon is a comic, fictional account of Moses in Babylon. Page 1: Moses and the Apple Merchants of Babylon
The Priest's Dilemma is a fictional account of a Parisian priest's struggle with the facts of science and history — in particular, the discoveries of evolution and cuneiform in the 1850s. Page 1: Rivers of God
The Wink of the Simurg (in progress) is a critical study of Salman Rushdie's early novels, focusing on his use of mythic and religious paradigms such as as the flight to Attar's Mount Qaf or the union of Parvati and Shiva on Mount Kailasa.
Photos & About Me
Places & Travel - Paris, 2010 — Mexico — Croatia & Slovenia — Ireland — Golf Courses in B.C. — Athens — Russian Spires — Salta & Igauzú — Taormina to Turin — Rome: About Town — From Mallorca to Madrid
Art & History - Mesopotamia: from Sumer to Assyria — Egypt: Cats, Coffins, & the Afterlife — Hindu & Buddhist Art - 1. From The British Museum — 2. From Le Guimet — Roman Sculpture: Dramas in Stone — Florence: the Sacred & the Profane