I've writen two books about Greece and Rome, introducing each civilization with their most famous authors woven into the narrative. Check them out on their own website!

The Ways We Read: Scanning

This is the second post on the ways I encourage my students to read. I extend the analogy and we catch some fish.

The Ways We Read: Skimming

I try to teach my students to read in four basic ways. This post covers the first and introduces the analogy of texts being like a large body of water (I prefer the ocean, but you can think the Great Lakes if you’d like).


Quid est veritas? A good question, dear reader! We explore its etymology from three directions.