Lines of Thinking


Inspired by Mollusks

Inspired by Mollusks Home » About Antioch » President’s Office by Tom Manley | Apr 11, 2019 Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. Mary Oliver Since Mary Oliver’s death in January, there has been an outpouring of...

Three Poems on Silence

Home » Lines of Thinking I’ve been reflecting on the idea of silence since listening to the inspiring talks given by Tamika D. Mallory at the Coretta Scott King Legacy Luncheon and Birthday Celebration at Antioch two weeks ago.A co-chair of the Women’s March and a...

Billy Collins

Home » Lines of Thinking A lot of things in life take courage. Sometimes reading poetry is one of them.I once read a poem to conclude a presentation on international education and its power to get us past cultural barriers by underscoring our shared humanity. There...

Mary Oliver

Home » Lines of Thinking  I read recently that IKEA’s founder attributed the ubiquitous furniture company’s success to his breakthrough innovation of “wordless directions:” diagrammatic drawings with some numbers or letters, but no written explanations. This made the...

For Abel Coelho ’04

Home » Lines of Thinking “Lines of Thinking” is a monthly feature from College President Tom Manley. January, 2018 “O chestnut tree, great rooted blossomer,  Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?  O body swayed to music, O...