A Thousand Flappers and Hobbledehoys

not merely superfluous, but ridiculous

Archives: Fear of Autobiography

So as usual, I am up too late with too much to do and not enough done.  The good news is that my sleep schedule has become so destabilized that … Continue reading

30 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: Classic Comedy: Chris Rock, Bring the Pain

Two minutes into his second HBO comedy special, and Chris Rock has crossed the line. How much Rock cares about this will become evident in roughly ten seconds, but first, … Continue reading

29 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: The Trouble With Teaching

The central paradox of teaching is that you have to get your students enthusiastic about something that you always thought was interesting.  It’s not surprising that the embittered, apathetic teacher … Continue reading

19 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: Restaurant Review: Wild Garlic Grill

So I’ve been more sporadic on the updates than I hoped, largely a result of sleeping too little, being surprisingly unproductive, and the usual conference grind that tends to take … Continue reading

18 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: Picacho Peak: The Second-Worst Place to Hear “Cable’s Out.”

The degeneracy of my generation can probably be measured by the number of people in their late 20s/early 30s who have referred to Picacho Peak as “Pikachu Peak.”  We may … Continue reading

16 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: The Days of Reading Nothing

A brief reprieve from the conference grind (only 3 meetings today!) left me with what should have been some spare time in which to get some reading done.  And I … Continue reading

13 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: The Conference Grind- Day 1

So I felt a little better today.  Not all the way better – I could still feel something screaming in the back of my head- but I seemed capable of … Continue reading

12 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: Loss

So here are the facts.  Right now, that’s all I can bring myself to start with. The picture at the top of this post shows me with two other people, … Continue reading

11 April 2013 · 1 Comment

Archives: The Second Law of Thermodynamics

Less than two hours ago, I got a text message from one of my younger sisters, informing me that she would be returning to Tucson at some point in the … Continue reading

9 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Archives: Remembering an Unexpected Influence- Roger Ebert

The outpouring of emotion from the internet when Roger Ebert’s death was reported confirmed a suspicion I had been nursing for some time: other people knew this guy was good. … Continue reading

5 April 2013 · Leave a comment
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