Today we focused on traditional rites, shrine workers, and seasonal festivals and events. Much of what we learned can be summed up in a rare video we watched called The Heart of the Matsuri: an Invitation to Shinto . ... more
- Treadmill. 66 minutes. 10 miles.
Warm-up 5 miles in 35 minutes, then 2 miles getting quicker each 1/4 mile from 6:00 pace down to 5:35 pace (5:53/5:40 for 11:34), then 1/2 mile easy in 3:26, then 1 mile getting quicker ... more
Kōgakkan University is a small private college in a city in rural Japan called Ise, home of the most important Shinto shrine, Ise Jingū. This month, I join other masters’ students on a Shinto studies program at Kōgakkan. We’ll ... more
Carleton News: Deputy Director of the North Korea International Project presents “How Do We Know What We Think We Know About North Korea?”On Tuesday, March 3 from 5 to 6 p.m., Carleton College will present a public lecture by James F. Person, Deputy Director of the Wilson Center North Korea International Documentation Project, entitled “How Do We Know What We Think We ... more
Carleton News: Gary Wynia Memorial Lecture uncovers "The Crisis of Political Representation in Latin America"The 2015 Carleton College Gary Wynia Memorial Lecture, entitled "The Crisis of Political Representation in Latin America," will be presented on Friday, Feb. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum by esteemed Cornell University professor Ken ... more
- I’m going over there….I already knew that.
- Carleton College has been named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Award winners for the 2014-15 school year. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher ... more
- All my life I’ve been on the edge,a bit on edge, afraid to slip into themainstream. I mainlined Buddhism,which is like allowing space to seepinto your veins….no tools required.My teacher had this analogy of ... more
- Carleton will present well-known Near East historian and author Fred Donner on Friday, Feb. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304. His lecture, entitled “Islam’s Origins in the Light of New Papyrus Evidence,” is free and ... more
Carleton News: Convocation presented by Saru Jayaraman, founder of Restaurant Opportunities Center, seeing to improve wages and working conditions for restaurant workersSaru Jayaraman, founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, Feb. 27 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Behind the Kitchen Door,” her presentation draws attention to servers, bussers, runners, ... more
Carleton News: Carleton presents “The Odyssey: A Folk Opera,” an original musical adaptation of Homer’s classic tale told in 24 short songsCarleton College will present a performance of Joe Goodkin’s original musical composition, “The Odyssey: A Folk Opera,” on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Goodkin’s 30-minute adaptation for solo voice and acoustic baritone ... more
Carleton News: Renowned Catholic poet and peace activist Rose Berger to speak on social activism and faithRenowned Catholic poet and peace activist Rose Berger will present "When Your Faith Gets You in Trouble: Sojourners and Other Strange Stories" on Tuesday, March 3 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. An award-winning religion journalist, ... more
- Here's a Chinese defense of its political and cultural values.
How well can your students critique it?
Why should China say no to "wrong Western values"?
The West breathed a collective sigh when Chinese education minister recently vowed to ban ... more
- Treadmill. 56 minutes. 8 miles.
Easy run. Felt OK.
- Treadmill. 83 minutes. 12 miles.
Easy run. Felt pretty good. [Week: 77 miles]
- Town + Lisbon + Sutliff + Light. 70 minutes. 10 miles.
Chilly (34 degrees) and snowing lightly. Relaxed and easy run. Last 5 miles around 34:15. Felt pretty good.