A commonplace book: an old-fashioned literary diary for recording interesting items from reading you've done. I use mine to record snippets from reading, conversation and life in general. (The early 2003 entries are from a period some years ago -- before the blog age -- when I tried an online commonplace book as a straight web page.)
Monday, October 14, 2013
O place, O form,
How often dost thou with thy case, thy habit,
Wrench awe from fools, and tie the wiser souls
To thy false seeming!
PhD in political theory from University of Pittsburgh. Served 25 years in the US Foreign Service, in Latin America and Africa, 1980-2005. Served as a UN peacekeeper (2005-10) in Kosovo and East Timor. Taught at the University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia Wesleyan College, George Washington University, Drake University and the Daniel Morgan Academy. Now an independent consultant.