Category Archives: Education

Grad Weekend Potpourri

It’s the morning after Commencement here in Mondoville, and I enter a break for the rest of the month, before I teach my traditional two courses in June. With luck, I’ll get a little writing done, but in the meantime, … Continue reading

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Potpourri: What? Another Bloggiversary?

Well actually, it was yesterday, but I’ve been doing this now since 30 Apr 10, which makes it seven years that we’ve been dropping by here. I’m grateful to those of you who have been with me for part or … Continue reading

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Mid-Gradeapalooza Potpourri

I have a stack of papers waiting for my attention this afternoon, but I thought I could procrastinate drop a line or two before then, so why not do that now? *** The Spawn’s sorority formal was Friday night, and … Continue reading

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A Basket of Easter Potpourri

I understand that, as Heinlein said, one man’s theology is another man’s belly laugh. So while I know that not everyone shares my confidence in the Resurrection, I wish my cobelievers a happy Easter, and rejoice in the promise that … Continue reading

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A Little Saturday Potpourri

We’re heading into the home stretch of the semester. Gradeapalooza hasn’t arrived quite yet, but I can see it in the middle distance — indeed, I have some grading to do this afternoon, as well as some work on the … Continue reading

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Lenten Devotional — 7 April 17

Here is the second of my contributions to this year’s series of the college’s Lenten devotionals. As usual, there is a passage from Scripture, a reflection, and a prayer. I hope they prove useful. John 11:38-44 King James Version (KJV) … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Feels His Existence Is Somewhat Justified

Trung Duong is a student of mine, a double major in English and graphic design. He’s also an All-American wrestler and a terrific kid, and he’s in my poetry workshop this term. In any case, Trung stopped by my office … Continue reading

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