Sunday’s Sermon: Samuel

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Born 13 April 1906. Became one of the most influential writers of the 20th century; Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is a modern masterpiece.

 

Read   “Beckett’s Godot: A Bundle of Broken Mirrors” written  for the North American Beckett Festival, at the University of Victoria, by clicking on the Beckett book.BBOOK

 

1st English edition (Grove Press) translated b...
1st English edition (Grove Press) translated by the author (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

RAT BEACH

 A great story. Personal note: I enlisted in the USMC at 17 for the next war.

When I was seventeen, bravado, mingled with what must have been a death wish, made me enlist in the officer-training program of the Marine Corps. Since those in my age group were considerably too callow to lead troops into battle, it was decided at the Navy Department that we would be sent to college, where, as book-toting privates, we would gain a little learning and seasoning, and also a year or two of physical and mental growth, before our fateful collision with the Japs.

Read here.

Congrats, Bob! – from an sob

This was originally published back in 2008 when Bob received the OSA at VIU. A reader asked recently if we had video from the ceremony. So, we have updated the post with links to the video that should work. Let us know if there are problems.

Outstanding Service Award: Robert D. Lane

Robert (Bob) Lane began his career at Malaspina in the old hospital on Kennedy Street. He established himself as a committed teacher; throughout his career as an English, Creative Writing, Arts, and Philosophy instructor, he devoted many hours both in and outside the classroom. Continue reading

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