Category Archives: Literature

Excelsior!

Reports from multiple sources indicate that Stan Lee has died, at the age of 95. Mr. Lee (born Stanley Lieber) was a crucial figure in the 1960s renaissance of superhero comic  books that has produced the current series of blockbuster … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: The Quiet of A Sunday Night Edition

The week has been hectic, with multiple meetings to go along with the usual load of teaching and grading. I have a fresh crop of student work coming in later this week, and Gradeapalooza begins with Thanksgiving week. But here … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Weekend Roundup Edition

I have one paper left to grade this afternoon before I get a fresh batch on Wednesday, and of course, Gradeapalooza isn’t all that far away. Still, since I have a few minutes, I may as well check in. *** … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Fall Break Edition

I’m three-fourths of the way through this year’s Fall Break, which means that I’m already nearly halfway through the term. I’ve spent much of the break grading papers, and will wrap that up tomorrow — just in time for a … Continue reading

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Monday Potpourri: QotD and Other Stuff Edition

I got home from work a little while ago, and although I have class to prep to do this afternoon that I didn’t do yesterday (as I was recovering from being out late on Saturday), I thought I could spare … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Stays Up Late

Yesterday was my official day to celebrate my birthday, and the ladies and I marked the occasion after lunch with cake and gifts. The former was (and is, as some remains) chocolate with chocolate icing, and is delicious. The latter … Continue reading

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“Come Tomorrow, Will I Be Older?”

Likely so. Indeed, I’m older than I was last night, as I was born 53 years ago this morning. The actual celebration will take place Saturday morning (or so, depending on when the Spawn wakes up), so today I’ve taught … Continue reading

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