Monthly Archives: April 2011

Grading Break: Bloggiversary

It occurs to me that I started this thing one year ago today. I didn’t really have high hopes for the whole business, figuring that I’d probably post a few times and then get bored or distracted and let it … Continue reading

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What’s That Rumble?

It’s the sound of Gradeapalooza, as a pile of exams and final papers lands on me like the contents of Fibber McGee’s closet. Blogging will be scant as I dig my way out. But to tide you over, here’s The … Continue reading

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“In the Ghetto”

The best student I’ve ever had will be starting graduate school this fall. He’s been admitted directly into the Ph.D. program at Flagship U in Real City, and he has the talent and work ethic to have a much more … Continue reading

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A Few Quick Notes on the Duke of Cambridge’s Wedding

Had it been me, I think I would have asked for a title other than Duke of Cambridge — only one of the previous five made it to the throne, and a number of would-be’s died in infancy. “Jerusalem” remains … Continue reading

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Fighting for Truth, Justice, and the International Community or Something…

Apparently Superman’s writers have decided to have him renounce his American citizenship. Oddly enough, this doesn’t bother me much; after DC killed him off, I actually was upset — upset that something in which I had invested some of the … Continue reading

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Going, Going, Gone Over the Top?

Although I don’t watch tons of TV (I’m more likely to listen to it, as my satellite radio runs through my television), I’ll admit to a fascination with Antiques Roadshow and its redneck cousin, Pawn Stars. If I notice either … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration (One of an Irregular Series)

When I was in fifth grade, I competed in a 4-H public speaking contest. My speech was on the idea of comics as capital-A Art. That’s kind of taken for granted these days, when graphic novels can be named among … Continue reading

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Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Freire

In my 4C’s post from yesterday, I mentioned that some important pedagogical figures have some ‘splaining to do, specifically Peter Elbow and Paolo Freire (who is safely out of reach, being dead). In Elbow’s case, I think some of this … Continue reading

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From Academe’s Answer to The Onion

It’s funny because it’s, well…

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A Scary Story from 4C’s

In a comment on my previous post about the potentially nefarious doings in Labor Studies Land, Fake Herzog pointed me to an article at Minding the Campus. The author, Mary Grabar, dropped in on the Conference on College Composition and … Continue reading

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