Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why

The festive season approacheth

We are moving into a series of days of celebration and otherwise, beginning on January 25th and ending on March 8th.  Many of my friends and colleagues have/had birthdays within this time frame. January 25th: Burns Day, when people write…

A short[ish] quiz

English Language 1. Write only the verb from this sentence: “He was trying, essentially, to be seen to be embracing all of the concepts in that philosophical tract.” English Literature 2. From which hostelry did the pilgrims to Canterbury set…

Knowledge

The preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks is of more importance to the public than all the property of the rich men in the country. [John Adams] Only by restoring the authority of knowledge can we…