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Had the Virgin Mary no girl friends?

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Visiting an exhibit of Albrecht Dürer woodcuts at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) on Sunday, I was especially struck by one image in his series The Life of the Virgin: her death. At this most intimate and final moment of her life, she is surrounded by a phalanx of ten solicitous and grieving […]

Criticism (File under “learn to”)

Friday, April 30th, 2010

When I was little, I had a French professor (not a professor for French, but a professor from France) who was capable of driving graduate students in his seminars to tears. French, but educated in the US, he was occasionally flummoxed by Canadian students who were used to getting polite kid glove treatment and gold […]

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