Welcome to my new blog. I am writing this as a way to reflect on my studies in the Graduate Institute at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. St. John’s is well-known for its “great books” curriculum, that is, a carefully composed and standard curriculum that focuses on reading and discussing the most influential texts from the ancients on up. I hope to write at least once a week about the topics I uncover in my readings, and for my own sake and hopefully you readers, draw out some of the threads I find most interesting. In some cases these reflections might be a bit more academic, in others, more like journal entries in which I share how these readings are touching upon themes in my own life as a contemporary woman. And, sometimes, I will report on a book that I have read for pleasure if there is something useful or special I think worth sharing. Thanks for reading!