Welcome to the

Nipissing University

Unofficial Humanities Page

    Vincent Van Gogh 1888     (but surely you knew that)


A miscellany of things you could be reading and thinking about...

New items added at the top -- but the old items are worth a second look...

Dictionary of the History of Ideas

Poems Not Fit for the White House

The Harvard Classics   (in case you want to take charge of your own education)

Harper's Index

The History of Herodotus:   The Internet Classics Archive

The Ovid Project: Metamorphosing the Metamorphoses  UVM

The Skeptics Annotated Bible

Modern Ruins:  Photographic Essays

FAIR  Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting

The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit

Killing the Buddha

In These Times

Short Stories:  Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge

Eastern State Penitentiary

Let Walter Rufus Eagles read poetry to you

Everything you Need to Know about the History of Philosophy

Poetry for Memorization and Reading Aloud Fall 2001

The Sun Magazine

Helping students assess their thinking...

Timeline of Western Philosophy

The Philosophers' Magazine Online

...readable bits...

The Humanist Hymnal

First things first reference desk

The Pre-Socratics:  Being, not-being and becoming

Arts and Letters Daily

The House the West Built

Immanuel Velikovsky

Pascal's Wager

The Progressive magazine

New Scientist


Letters at 3 am:  Michael Ventura

The Underground Grammarian

Faith after September 11th


And some ways to waste your time (not entirely unprofitably)


Street Art    The Williams' Photo Gallery

Mondays at the Museum

Java tile game

Richard Lederer's Verbivore

A Penguin's day at the Biodome in Montreal (webcam)




And some words of warning:


Once conform, once do what other people do because they do
it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties
of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness;
dull, callous, and indifferent.
Virginia Woolf


(created by Ursula Stange in the lazy, hazy days of early summer 2003 and last updated in September of 2005 )