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Monthly Archives: January 2016
… here’s some potpourri. I really haven’t had a ton of things to say lately — hence the radio silence. Still, here’s a bit of what has been going on. The Spawn and I went to Real City yesterday, and … Continue reading
My daily e-mail from the Chronicle of Higher Ed bears the subject/headline, “Does Higher Education Perpetuate Inequality?” I certainly hope so. If it doesn’t — that is, if it offers no perceptible advantage* to people, why the hell would they want … Continue reading
One of the great tragedies of Rudyard Kipling’s life was the death of his son John in World War I, at the Battle of Loos, exactly 50 years before I was born. The younger Kipling’s body was unidentified during his … Continue reading
I was talking with one of my new groups of freshpeeps a couple of days ago, reviewing the syllabus, discussing class policies, and the like. Having reached a reasonable transition point, I asked if there were any questions. A student … Continue reading
Like many others, I learned this morning of the death of Dan Haggerty, the actor who gained fame playing the title character in the 1970s TV series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. Haggerty was one of my mom’s favorite TV hunks, … Continue reading
I haven’t quite reached the age where I wake up and think, “OK, who died today?”, but it’s getting closer, I think. And this morning, I woke up to learn of the death of David Bowie at the age of … Continue reading