"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Friday, June 3, 2011


Introducing the oldest known English text:

If you want to read about testosterone-driven adventures, old kings, and warrior honor, this is a good book for you. (It's also considered a poem, so watch out: you might accidentally get exposed to the finer aspects of the literary world.) Themes to consider are:
  • Honor, valor, righteousness
  • The presence of Christian references in a  pre-Christian-dated text (curious, don't you think?)
  • Women's roles in the text
  • Traditions in the mead house, on the battlefield, while traveling and visiting, and following a death


  1. Hey Laura. . .this is Natasha King. Remember me? Anyway, I'm pretty excited that I finally found you(and I'm guessing you're not on Facebook because I've never been able to find you there), and congrats on your new little one! So cute! I love your blog, at least what I've seen in it when I skimmed through some of it this morning to make sure it was really you. Soooo we should totally reconnect, at least through the internet world.

  2. Natasha, I'd love to hear all about your adventures! My email address is laura.n.baxter@gmail.com; I can't wait to hear from you!