Tag: Philosophy Class

  • An Adventure Under the Pool

    An Adventure Under the Pool

    David sits on a ledge inside the pool as a group of CCB students gather in the deep end
    Some students see how far they can climb toward the shallow end


    No, you won’t be singing any Disney song when you go under the pool.

    It’s dirty and dark and forgotten … Except by Travel Instructor David Nietfeld, who today took the Philosophy class on an historical tour of the Center, which was formerly a YMCA. Since part of the student body was off at a boxing gym and another in our gym doing Martial Arts, David had a smaller contingent to take on his tour. He explained where there were once windows overlooking the raquetball courts, whose office once were locker room showers and whose had toilets at one time.… Read the rest “An Adventure Under the Pool”


  • Poetry in Philosophy Class

    Poetry in Philosophy Class

    Thanks to Josie Mills, chair of the Arapahoe Community College’s English Department. She came to philosophy class today to discuss John Milton’s poem, “On His Blindness.” Though almost everyone was new to this poem, there were a lot of very thoughtful responses.

    Maybe the best part of class for many, judging by the hush in the room when she finished reading it, came when Josie shared one of her favorite poems, which appears below:

    The Waking

    I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
    I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
    I learn by going where I have to go.… Read the rest “Poetry in Philosophy Class”