Truth vs. Truth

Have you ever stopped to think about the word “truth”?  I like to tell my students that it’s one of “those” words—words that everyone thinks they have the complete definition for; while, in reality, they may be missing part of the story.  Even the Webster’s definition is complicated: A    (1) : the body of real things,... Continue Reading →

What is a Travelogue?

A travelogue has traditionally been defined as a written account of travel.  By the latter half of the twentieth century, this definition had extended to include movies dealing with travel and travel lectures, complete with projected images.  Things generally included in travelogues include physical descriptions of the buildings, landscape, food, and people being experienced by... Continue Reading →

The Sublime?

I visited Sanibel Island recently; and as usual I was struck by just how beautiful the island is.  I would even say that it is sublime; and that got me to thinking about just what the word sublime really means.  It seems to be that it is one of those words that people may use... Continue Reading →

So, Why HumanitiesAttic?

I chose to call this site an attic because I plan for it to be a random assortment of various topics from the humanities.  I think of it as a giant space where I can collect various “boxes” filled with different types of humanities.  Just like a real attic, I expect I’ll end up with... Continue Reading →

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