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April 29, 2024 - University of Cambridge, England

I characterize my Odyssey as a solo performance.

But in reality it’s a duet between my voice and my guitar.

I’ve been playing guitar for a long time. Longer by a lot than I’ve been a serious singer. Creeping perilously…

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April 25, 2024 - University of Edinburgh, Scotland

I have Friday off in Edinburgh.

Thursday was amazing: a short run in the morning up to the sunny heights of Holyrood Park, an afternoon wandering the Royal Mile with my host at University of Edinburgh, and then an Odyssey…

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April 20, 2024 - University of Oxford, England

On a Friday morning in April, I woke up in England.

Which was a good thing, because I went to sleep Thursday night above the Atlantic Ocean on a flight to London.

On the ground, I successfully found a bus…

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February 29, 2024 - University of Toronto, Canada

Lately when discussing my Homeric-inspired work with audiences, I've found myself marveling at how beautiful and strange my path has been, marked with luck, mystery, and coincidence.

A lot like all of life.

When I think about my journey now…

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January 24 and 25, 2024 - UC-San Diego

I’ve written before about the transformative experience of reading Homer in Greek for the first time. I got the sense of being in a physical space inside the poetry, surrounded by a living organism.

It’s still among the most connected…

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October 26, 2023 - BYU, Provo, UT

In book 10 of the Odyssey, Odysseus relates how he and most of his soldiers nearly made it home to Ithaka very soon after they sailed from Troy. 

After brief stops among the Cicones and the Lotus Eaters and a…

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