The Words of Donald Trump

I’d like to ask for help in determining which of the words or phrases of our beloved president, seem most alarming, wrong, and/or disingenuous.  Please list some below, in the comments, and feel free to include the malapropisms of his beloved assistant, the Kellyanne.

We begin with “the Wall,” which reminds me of Pink Floyd.  Then we move to the latest fan fav:  “alternate facts.’  Gotta love that one, and it certainly should remind us all of Orwell, whose novel 1984 is shooting up the charts recently.  What else?  I’ll see what others think of, knee-jerk style ….


Harriet Beecher Stowe, Spiritual Adventurer in the 19th Century

My review of the new spiritual biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe appeared a while back in CT:

What an intriguing spiritual adventurer was Hatty!  Let me know if you have any thoughts, –hb


Flannery O’Connor’s weird people

Flannery O'Connor's weird people

I’ve been teaching Flannery again and I’m just curious how we are to think about her characters. These stories are some of the best things I know to teach, if you want to get students talking about human nature. Did Flannery love her characters? Like Hulga, the odd girl who studied at the University of Chicago? Or Parker, who had a picture of God tattooed on his back?