I have a fairly common name, but it took the lesser part of an hour to compile this list. I figure it’s a small kindness to save the next person a few minutes out of their busy life.
Two graduation ceremonies, both at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, only one of them mine. Note the change that four years make. Both videos, and much more, thanks to my brother Ben.
While waiting for the 6 train, I listened to the story of Ryan Walsh. Against all odds—and there were many—he and his partner, queer black students at Emporia State University in Kansas, won the national collegiate debate tournament in 2013. After reading the 11-page ballot of Scott Harris, deciding vote of the tournament’s final round, I cried.
Why was an Egyptian-language fragment of Plato’s Republic buried in a jar, in the middle of the desert, five hundred miles south of Alexandria?
Accessible translation and commentary for the last few lines of Plato’s Ion.