Paul M. Bechtel writes that Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893-1957) brieflyentered on a teaching career after graduating from Oxford. She publisheda long and popular series of detective novels, translated the "DivineComedy," wrote a series of radio plays, and a defense of Christianbelief.
But I am not here to consider the feelings of academic bodies: I amconcerned only with the proper training of the mind to encounter and dealwith the formidable mass of undigested problems presented to it by themodern world. For the tools of learning are the same, in any and everysubject; and the person who knows how to use them will, at any age, getthe mastery of a new subject in half the time and with a quarter of theeffort expended by the person who has not the tools at his command. Tolearn six subjects without remembering how they were learnt does nothingto ease the approach to a seventh; to have learnt and remembered the artof learning makes the approach to every subject an open door.
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As a special event for the RJO's annual Jazz in the Schools Program, guest conductor Gary Urwin led the Reno Jazz Orchestra with special guest, the legendary jazz trombonist, band leader, studio musician, writer and stage performer Bill Watrous.
could it mean ‘ruined holidays’ or something..?
The audience, too, braved the weather, and the recording went as planned. The result is the RJO's newest CD, Bring Me the Funk of James Brown. Read more (and purchase the CD!)
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The plan was to record the last performance of a Monday night music series at the great annual summer event, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. And then the rains came. And then a break in the rain which prompted the band to fill the stage for the recording and performance. And the the rains returned, but on a windless night, with quick thinking by the Festival's Executive Director Bob Taylor, the crew set up vendor tents and patio umbrellas on the stage so the performers could play.
but then we get put into sets and my new teacher decides that
"Subjects" of some kind there must be, of course. One cannot learn the theory of grammar without learning an actual language, or learn to argue and orate without speaking about something in particular. The debating subjects of the Middle Ages were drawn largely from theology, or from the ethics and history of antiquity. Often, indeed, they became stereotyped, especially towards the end of the period, and the far-fetched and wire-drawn absurdities of Scholastic argument fretted Milton and provide food for merriment even to this day. Whether they were in themselves any more hackneyed and trivial than the usual subjects set nowadays for "essaywriting" I should not like to say: we may ourselves grow a littleweary of "A Day in My Holidays" and all the rest of it. But mostof the merriment is misplaced, because the aim and object of the debatingthesis has by now been lost sight of.
Is it winter, like mines is, because of the holiday season?
RJO's very own second trombonist, Rich Lewis, was one of the original members of the San Francisco Bay Area's 1970s Funk, Soul, R&B, Caribbean, Jazz band, Little John. Before breaking up, the band produced two albums for Epic Records. Now the band is back together again and with a new recording.