Monthly Archives: August 2012

Raking In That Sweet, Sweet Blogcash…

Some time back, I mentioned that the longtime friends of this blog at Legal Insurrection have launched an academically-themed sister blog, College Insurrection (which you’ll find in the blogroll). Well, apparently others have noticed as well. CI reports that a … Continue reading

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There is One Less Giant in the World

Neil Armstrong has died. Farewell to one of my earliest heroes. I fear we shall not see his like again.

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Contempt? Really?

Mark Twain is reported to have said. “Use the right word — not its second cousin.” I resort to this remark fairly often when going over papers with my freshpeeps. But of course, we all channel Mrs. Malaprop from time … Continue reading

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A Brief Observation

Citing personal reasons, the president of the University of Cincinnati abruptly resigned a few days back. As a former resident of the Greater Cincinnati area and an academic, I found this of passing interest, but what really caught my eye … Continue reading

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In Which the Spawn Shows About As Much Protective Coloration As Her Dad Had At That Age

So, it’s the third day of classes at Mondoville High. In Bio, the Spawn finishes her work and sits reading “The Shadow Over Innsmouth.” Her teacher notices that her book (a Lovecraft collection) has a rather grim cover, and says, … Continue reading

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QotD: PJO Edition

On Monday, Jay Nordlinger mentioned an encounter he had during his recent trip to the Salzburg Festival: Shortly after I get to Salzburg, I meet a member of the beautiful set — a natty, quick-tongued Euro. He says, “Who’s going … Continue reading

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In Which The Spawn Mourns a Lack of Safe Zones

As I was driving the Spawn to school this morning, she told me that she’s growing increasingly irritated with some of her usual internet haunts. She primarily visits fan art and fan fiction sites, several of which tie into her … Continue reading

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