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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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Scene on a Patio

Because the Mid-Century Mondohaus is in fact mid-century (constructed ca. 1964), much of the back of our home includes sliding glass doors. We may lead the county in steel rods wedged into sliding door tracks as security devices, but one … Continue reading

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QotD: No More Heroes Edition

One of the things of which I’m proud is my defense of free expression at my job, as when I suggested that the faculty endorse a version of the U of Chicago’s statement on same. As a teacher and as … Continue reading

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Bad News from an Old Hometown

I learned last night that a high school classmate and former bandmate, Kevin Black, was found dead at his home yesterday. Details are sketchy — apparently he had complained of respiratory issues earlier in the week, but had not seen … Continue reading

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Some Words from Northrop Frye

I find these particularly valuable in our current age. It would be easy to compile a long list of […] determinisms in criticism, all of them, whether Marxist, Thomist, liberal-humanist, neo-Classical, Freudian, Jungian, or existentialist, substituting a critical attitude for … Continue reading

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Gig Report: SolarFest

I put on my rock and roll shoes once again last night, loading my gear into the van for a run to Real City. We actually got an early start, as the media had warned us of heavy traffic for … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy, Busy…

But now it’s Saturday, and time for some potpourri, I think. *** Much of this week was occupied by faculty in-service meetings, which ate up Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday and Wednesday. A personal highlight for me was a … Continue reading

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