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Saturday, May 01, 2021
Making it look easy/it's not as easy as it looks
An anecdote, or maybe a parable, about academe. If you have a large extended family, and that large extended family has gatherings periodic...
Monday, April 19, 2021
NYTimes's Adam Grant on Languishing : When you've lost that (writing) feeling
At first I didn't click on Adam Grant's "There's a Name for the Blah You're Feeling " because I thought it was my...
Monday, April 05, 2021
The function of criticism at the present time, or how not to behave, NBC
No, this is not a Matthew Arnold fan post. It's about meanness for the sake of meanness on the interwebs. You may have seen this a few ...
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
What's getting you through this spring? The mental grout theory of coping.
Some things are looking up. They really are. Want proof? People are getting vaccinated (including me, hooray!). The days are getting longer....
Monday, March 15, 2021
Conferences: Might as well face it, you're addicted to sloth
What usually happens in the spring? Pay attention to conference calls for papers. Go to meetings on campus. Prep class. Grade papers. Try to...
Monday, February 15, 2021
Snow and writing
The snow is snowing all around, It falls on field and tree, It falls on all our parkas here And on the ships at sea. With apologies to ...
Sunday, February 07, 2021
Random bullets of settling in to 2021: Things are looking up!
Happy New Year! Who had armed takeover of the Capitol by violent white supremacist Trump worshippers & Trump's impeachment on their...
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