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Blogging Through the Pandemic 2.0: “Retired But Not Shy” at Twelve (revised)

[Note: In June, I put up a post supposedly summarizing the twelfth year of this blog. Problem was, though, that I wasn’t really ready to do it, yet my self-set deadline pushed me onward. I was not happy with the … Continue reading

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The Making of a Racist

[Note:  This post is another in a series examining the Jim Crow-mindset of southern Whites after the Civil War, this time through the eyes of Williams College history professor Charles B. Dew, who grew up in the Jim Crow South.  … Continue reading

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Blogging Through the Pandemic, 2.0–“Retired But Not Shy” at Twelve

[Note: Ah, yes, the end of another blog year at “Retired But Not Shy”! Twelve years and counting, I guess. This past year has been difficult, what with the continuation of the pandemic and the need to create new posts … Continue reading

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Taking on Shakespeare’s Plays as a “Pandemic Project”

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.  New York:  Barnes & Noble, 1994. (Based on Arthur Henry Bullen’s Stratford Town Edition, Shakespeare Head Press, 1904.)             [Note:  When I retired in May 2010, after teaching for thirty-seven years at The Westminster … Continue reading

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Retro-Posts, 4: Assault and Battery on the Mother Tongue–“Business-Speak” [September 25, 2012]

[Note: This relatively brief post is almost a decade old, and it remains one of my favorites. Back in the Fall of 2012, as I was reading our daily paper, I ran across a couple of items that got my … Continue reading

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Reflections on Race, Part 2 (Teaching Civil Rights, 15)

[Note: This is the concluding part of a look at how, in retrospect, I came to terms with the question of race in the history of this nation, which I taught for forty years; its present, where I live; and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Race, Part 1 (Teaching Civil Rights, 15)

[Note:  This is another in a series of  posts about a white person who grew up in the South during the Age of Jim Crow and managed to come to terms with the question of race, though usually much later … Continue reading

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Retro-Posts, 3: “Well, We’ve All Got to Start Somewhere, I Suppose”

[Note: Last month, I introduced “Retro-Posts,” an occasional series from this blog, which is now in its twelfth year. In that post, I treated two brief items, the current “About” page and what I called the “first post,” “Hello, World,” … Continue reading

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A Post for Dr. Martin Luther King Day, 2022: A Prayer for “Social Justice,” and “Retro-Post” number 2, from January 2018.

[Funny thing about being born in 1944: as it turned out, I grew up with the modern Civil Rights Movement, and, as a result, one of my heroes has been–and remains–The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And, because of … Continue reading

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“Retro-Posts,” 1: An Introduction: “About” page; First Post (June 2010)

This blog, “Retired But Not Shy,” is almost twelve years old.  During that time, I’ve put up two hundred and twenty posts, not including this one.  If you go to the blog’s home page, you should notice several methods to … Continue reading

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