Monthly Archives: December 2011

I Don’t Need a Calendar, but

This calendar includes two of my faves: buff men and cats

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As anyone who has cats living with her knows, they are in charge. I laugh when people ask how our cats are because we no more possess them than we do a million dollars. Yes, we buy their food, litter … Continue reading

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The I in Syllabi

I’ve spent much of the last couple of days working on my syllabus for my English 102–First Year Writing–course. As I so often do, I chose to work with a new textbook this semester which means I am basically starting … Continue reading

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Paul Can Run, But He Can’t Hide

I wasn’t aware of the racist newsletters published in the late 1980s and early 1990s under Ron Paul’s name before news of his storming out of a CNN interview with Gloria Borger. Paul said he was sick of reporters “pester[ing]” … Continue reading

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Purrfect for Christmas

Alfra Martini of aymvisuals has brought us some Christmas editions of his wonderful Kitten Covers collection: If you have some time, check out Martini’s other photo recreations of legendary albums; they’re wonderful!

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One of the things I get to do during the summer and semester breaks is read for fun. It’s not that I’m otherwise reading deprived, but rather than this time of year I have time to read non-work related stuff. … Continue reading

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Pavlov’s Dog, Hah!

No, I’m not talking about 1970’s band whose second album,¬†At the Sound of the Bell (1976), is among my favorite of their album titles. Rather, I am sitting here laughing about yet another of Bonnie’s conditioned responses. I have no … Continue reading

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