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Wanderings on Literature and Language


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“Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.” 

Martin Heidegger, “Poetry, Language, Thought”

Waywords produces a web of programs and media designed to improve our thinking in democratic action, in critical literacy, in global understanding. We provoke, inspire, and wrestle with the ambiguities and richness of human thinking, from times modern to ancient. 

While offering serious educational support for those who want it, Waywords entertains and engages with surprising takes on a wide range of global topics, from Western social trends to modern mythological thinking.


The Waywords podcast and blog explore the workings of global literatures, language, and mythology through a social-epistemic rhetoric.



Original prose includes short fiction, work from the ImageMaker cosmogony, the Sam & Nadi English learners series, and audio drama.



Programs to support students in lifelong literacy training, Advanced Placement® Literature, IB® Theory of Knowledge, philosophy, and English language learning.




After all, why would I risk staining that beauty with a coffee ring? Why place stress upon that carefully sewn binding? If I wanted to actually read the book, well, I have a chewed and annotation-scarred used paperback of it.

Bloomsday 2022!

Bloomsday 2022!

Happy Bloomsday 2022! Celebrate by sampling Waywords sounds: a bit of Joyce’s ‘Finnegans Wake’ produced for the Waywords and Meansigns project.

Lessons from Emilio

Lessons from Emilio

In the image, he is on the Inca Trail, alone, a floppy hat and sunglasses, his hands resting on the top of his walking stick as he waits for me to reach him.  I am wheezing from altitude dizziness as we ascend.

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