Last week the students in my Writing Close to the Earth online class read George Orwell's classic essay, "Politics and the English Language." In it ... Read More
You may have heard of a book called Table Talk. If you haven’t, that’s okay; it was published in 1566. It’s a series of sayings by Martin Luther that were collected as he talked over meals with students and colleagues, and the topics of conversation ranged widely, including not only insights and observations, but facetious, funny, and even damaging remarks. In short, it was off the cuff. Uncensored. I imagine that when people sat down at the table with Luther, they never knew just what they were going to get. This video series is kind of like that—only with video cameras and . . . well, you never know what else. You’ve been warned.