Odysseus on Trial

For many students over the years, Homer's Odyssey has been used as an introduction into the Classical world.

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Confessions of a Rainbow Leader #2

Disclaimer: No actual baking occurred in the making of this episode. Ovens are dangerous for tiny humans. The Biscuit Table Phenomenon. After some time spent nursing our egos following the dreaded disco disaster, Dilly and I were grateful that we had planned a quiet, wholesome activity that everyone could join in: biscuit decorating. A simple, yet … Continue reading Confessions of a Rainbow Leader #2

A Recreation of a Classic: Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons

'Better drowned than duffers; if not duffers, won't drown.' In allowing his children to sail away unsupervised, the father of the Walker children in Arthur Ransome's classic 1930 adventure novel Swallows and Amazons, and indeed Ransome himself, certainly had a different view of what children should be doing than we have today. And this laissez-faire perspective … Continue reading A Recreation of a Classic: Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons