We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Gender studies" really grinds my gears. Women live longer than men, own most of the economic assets and do most of the purchasing in this consumer economy, earn the majority of graduate degrees, and, yet, colleges still feel compelled to maintain these ridiculous majors out of some misplaced urge to "equalize emphasis on what would otherwise continue to be a male-centric culture", as a professor once described it to me. What the hell is "male-centric culture" anyway? Now, these foolish people are reaching positions of authority; Cornell just appointed one such "scholar" as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences! The mind boggles.
Anyway, rant over. Thanks for the Kenyon (and environs) photos. Congratulations on concluding your tuition obligations!
The 'illuminated manuscript' style them old Dark-Age logotherapists developed, is certainly a sophisticated concept. One need not be able to read to understand the meaning pictured, and thus gain the message that learned and serious people worked very hard to make these objects to be seen by following generations the draftsmen would never know.