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A former student’s reflective essay on Plato and exercise

37 Persians 9
September 2014: Grace Vitek, second from right, and several peers performing a scene from Aeschylus’ The Persians.

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Reading about food & drink #1

This two-part reflection was inspired by my Great Books classes in the last two years, and by this photo from my Pepperdine colleague Donna Plank.  Norman Rockwell’s classic illustration “Freedom From Want,” which I showed in the American history survey class last week, reminded me to finish these posts before Thanksgiving. Gobble gobble!

Plank students
Donna Nofziger Plank’s first-year seminar Faith & Reason, Fall 2012 ~ Students take a break from discussing Plato’s Symposium. Later they would have pears when discussing Augustine’s Confessions.

With two exceptions, all of my non-academic jobs have involved foodstuffs to some extent.
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