For Mercy has a human heart,
Pity, a human face,
And Love, the human form divine,
And Peace, the human dress.
--William Blake, The Divine Image, st. 3
Devoted to media matters, politics, poetry, creativity, the evolution of consciousness, and autobiographical reflections, "The Laverytory" is the blog of David Lavery, literature, film, and television scholar/critic, and Director of Graduate Studies in English at Middle Tennessee State University.