This site has been designed to provide information related to the study of the

Humanities. Here you will find poems, short stories, novels, essays, discussion

questions, links to other websites, and various topics in the Humanities.

The site provides a number of interesting categories. Please click on a link above

to visit one of the sections dealing with a topic related to the Humanities.

For Audio recordings of some of Peter’s poems, as well as a presentation on

William Shakespeare, click here: Audio Recordings

The Dickens Universe is held annually at the Univertsity of Santa Cruz. As part of this year’s activities, people are asked to provide their favorite passage from Dickens’s works. Here is a link to Peter’s reading from Little Dorrit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lypLDOJ3n_M&t=5s
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We’ve added podcasts of the Hobbit on the page marked Podcast. Please visit the Podcast page to hear Peter reading the Hobbit.
J.R.R. Tolkien began what would become the Hobbit after experiencing the horrors of the First World War. Initially, he began the book as a way to entertain his children, but he soon realized that it appealed to people of all ages as a tale of an unadventurous little person whose courage helped him survive a series of sometimes fearsome adventures. As we face an uncertain time, I hope the example of an unassuming hobbit named Bilbo Baggins can inspire each of us to face the future with courage and humility.