Monthly Archives: April 2013

Still Here…

No, I haven’t forgotten about the blog — I’ve just been swamped. Gradeapalooza continues apace; I finished the research papers from my freshpeeps last night. I’ve got my Seven Deadlies papers on deck for tomorrow, but I’m taking today off. … Continue reading

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A Few Words From the Late Michael Been

One of favorite bands from the 1980s was The Call, and when Michael Been, the band’s principal writer and vocalist, died a couple of years back, I wrote a brief remembrance. Given today’s events in Boston, I found myself thinking … Continue reading

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We Interrupt This Gradeapalooza…

… to think about writerly stuff (as I try to purge my memory of the research paper I graded this afternoon that was done in Comic Sans — it’s like they want my head to explode.) As you may know, … Continue reading

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So Long, Mr. Winters

Two years and two days ago, I wrote an entry on one of my comedy heroes, a man who influenced my own brief attempt to do stand-up, and to this day the comic who has made me laugh harder than … Continue reading

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QotD: Intellectual Diversity Edition

Yale’s Sterling Professor of classics and history Donald Kagan is hanging up his spikes after a 44-year run at old Eli’s place. The magazine section of Yale Daily News features a very nice profile of Prof. Kagan, including today’s quote: … Continue reading

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QotD: Won’t Get Fooled Again Edition

“There were two groups: people who understood Lifehouse and people who didn’t. The people who understood Lifehouse included one, Pete Townshend. The people who didn’t was everybody else he ever tried to explain it to, and the whole rest of … Continue reading

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Subtle, Huh?


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