Reflections on “Shop Class as Soulcraft”: Let Us Recognize the Yeoman Aristocracy

By |2020-06-07T15:34:42-05:00March 9th, 2013|Categories: Books, C. R. Wiley, Culture, Labor/Work|

I am not a fan of Ask This Old House, the spin-off of the PBS home improvement program, This Old House. Formerly the companion series to This Old House was The New Yankee Workshop, hosted by master carpenter Norm Abram of, you guessed it, This Old House. I enjoyed The New Yankee Workshop very much, [...]

Liberal Learning: Got It! The Wipers Are Working!

By |2019-09-02T10:18:42-05:00February 28th, 2013|Categories: Christopher B. Nelson, Classics, Labor/Work, Liberal Arts, Liberal Learning, Socrates, St. John's College|

Christopher B. Nelson I have been reminiscing lately, probably a sign of my age, but I came to recall an episode in my earlier life before I returned to St. John’s College more than 20 years ago, when my second son announced: “Dad, I’m willing to talk with you about my college choices, [...]