Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Synoptic History of America’s Structural Racism, Part One

One of the things I find most frustrating when trying to discuss the events in Ferguson, the mass incarceration of African Americans, the murder-by-cop of young, black teens and the ongoing and virulent racism that continues to shape this country … Continue reading

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Lion in the Living Room

When I see one of my cats peering out the window at a bird, tail twitching ever so slightly and clearly ready to pounce, I often imagine he imagines himself hiding in the tall grasses of the Serengeti stalking his … Continue reading

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On Thin Ice

As the Arctic ice cap shrinks, so does the polar bear population. From 2004 to 2006, a bear population living in northern Alaska and northwest Canada fell between 25 to 50 percent, before easing up to about 900 animals in 2010. … Continue reading

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Meeting with (ad)Minds

Any one who is, used to be or knows someone who is an academic knows we spend endless hours in meetings. We have department meetings, college and university committee meetings, ad hoc committee meetings, meetings with students and colleagues and … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust, Walking Dead Style

As anyone who knows me knows, I am a bit obsessed with AMC’s The Walking Dead. Below is a fabulous parody by YouTube sensations The Hillywood Show®.  Here we see sisters Hilly and Hannah Hindi shoot up a bunch of … Continue reading

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This is Just The Beginning

As the title of Clare Foran’s recent article in the National Journal suggests, things are getting rough in California as water becomes a more and more precious resource. In “Drought is Taking California Back to the Wild, Wild West,” Foran … Continue reading

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I’ll See Your Glacier, and Raise You a Million More Carbon Emissions

The most recent IPCC’s Synthesis Report makes painfully clear that climate change is happening, it’s almost entirely the fault of humans and limiting its impacts will require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, It’s long past time people demand … Continue reading

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Cloning Michele Bachmann and Louie Gohmert

The more I read about the results of the mid-term elections, the more I feel as if the next two years will be an ongoing Twilight Zone episode with a bunch of Michele Bachmann and Louie Gohmert clones who look … Continue reading

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If Only the Clue Phone Would Ring

There are many things I don’t understand about the recent mid-term elections, but one thing seems perfectly clear to me: the American people didn’t do or say anything the talking heads have been going on about. There was no “message,” … Continue reading

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