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Casablanca | The Story Pt.2 — Inciting Incident

by Glenn on September 17, 2018

I don’t know who invented the idea of the dramatic arc. My idea, with minimal investigation, is that the dramatic arc is useful after the fact to talk about stories on film. It seems to work with Casablanca. I’m not (…)

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Ashland/OSF 2018

by Glenn on September 9, 2018

Ashland, Oregon is a college town, the home of Southern Oregon University. But it is also home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. It’s difficult to imagine what this town of 20,000 located 16 miles above the California/Oregon border would be (…)

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Casablanca | The Story Pt. 1 — Exposition

by Glenn on August 31, 2018

Among other innovations, the Twentieth Century introduced the idea of visual storytelling with film. The medium has evolved over the years, but as in other art forms, there are films that are relevant beyond their time. Casablanca, one of my (…)

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King Henry VI Part One | William Shakespeare | The Commentary

by Glenn on August 5, 2018

I There’s a lot going on here in this play beyond the basic action. It seems to me that one way of looking at Shakespeare’s King Henry VI, Part One is as a collection of juxtapositions: —England vs. France (in (…)

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King Henry VI Part One | William Shakespeare | The Story

by Glenn on July 29, 2018

This is a pretty good explanation, save the spelling of Gloucester. This is less helpful:   ACT ONE 1.1 Things are bleak as the play begins. King Henry V has died in France and members of his court attempt to (…)

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The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon

by Glenn on July 22, 2018

I enjoyed 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Toronto: Random House Canada, 2018) by Jordan B. Peterson so much I went back and listened to the audio version. It is a remarkable work, with lots to think about.

12 Rules by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

by Glenn on July 17, 2018

The following are the 12 Rules from Dr. Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Toronto: Random House Canada, 2018). Rule 1 | Stand up straight with your shoulders back. Rule 2 | Treat yourself like (…)

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Dr. Jordan B. Peterson in Portland, Oregon

by Glenn on July 10, 2018

One of the great moments at the Jordan B. Peterson lecture here in Portland, Oregon (June 25, 2018, Keller Auditorium) happened just before the program began. An announcer told the audience that had gathered that “a zero tolerance policy for (…)

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Holiness Unto the Lord

by Glenn on July 6, 2018

It was fascinating to spend time this past weekend at the quadrennial meeting of pastors and lay leaders of The Evangelical Church, a denomination known until recently as The Evangelical Church of North America. The national meetings occur every four (…)

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Munk Debate on Political Correctness

by Glenn on June 25, 2018

I discussed a thread on a volleyball message board that turned into an unresolved argument about what is and is not racist language and what constitutes basic respect for others vs. what is political correctness.I think it all began with a (…)

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This is what happens on the internet

by Glenn on June 22, 2018

The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball team is one of 16 teams who are playing in the inaugural  Volleyball Nations League over five weeks this summer. (Preliminary rounds are over. Six teams, including the USA remain and are headed to China for the (…)

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BBC Radio 4

by Glenn on January 16, 2018

Since listening to the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve, I’ve been turning to BBC Radio 4 from time to time, usually on weekends. The news that you hear isn’t any more hopeful than what you hear (…)

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