Anne Dalke's blog
Use this space to post thoughts, questions or reactions from the workshop.
I was reading my Meeting's newsletter this morning. It began w/ this
(so relevant!) quote: Don’t feel restricted by the silence; it is there
to set you free from the pressures of life… Value the opportunity to
think unguided by the world. Learn what you feel you need to know,
let other information pass. No moment of silence is ever a waste of time.
(Rachel Needham, 1987, Quaker Faith and Practice, The Yearly Meeting
of the Religious Society of Friends [Quakers] in Britain, 1995, 2.17.)
As you read over your classmates' papers, pull out one sentence you would like to discuss further, and BY MONDAY @ 5, ADD IT HERE AS A COMMENT. I will draw from these in constructing the game of "barometer," which we will play in class on Tuesday. Thanks!
We have 8 presentations--so each one gets 10 minutes. I will be very strict about the time-keeping, since we want to give everyone an equal chance to share what they have learned. Here's the program:
11:35-11:45 Sarah C
11:55-12:05 Wanhong and Barbara
12:05-12:15 Susan, Rochelle and Sara
12:15-12:25 Alex and Hannah
12:25-12:35 Claire and Zoe
12:35-12:45 Maddie and Elizabeth
If you have technical needs, you need to get there early and get yourself set up (otherwise, setting up becomes part of your performance time, and we all get frustrated....)
I'll bring some treats--and am very much looking forward to this!
My daughter-in-law, who is a psychiatry resident @ Penn (and a graduate both of Haverford and of The Story of Evolution/The Evolution of Stories), sent me this NYTimes opinionator piece on Philosophy and the Poetic Imagination. It put me in mind of some of our earlier conversations about language, and how we read it. Thought it might interest some of you, of the more poetic bent....