Category Archives: Fun

A Candy Bar Explanation of My Ambivalence of Clinton v. Sanders

As I write this post, the news is that Bernie Sanders is meeting with Barack Obama to (I guess) come up with an elegant way to exit the race to be the Democratic nominee for president, a race he’s pretty … Continue reading

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“Up North” Vacation Haikus

We went to Glen Arbor Stayed in a Homestead condo, on Sleeping Bear Bay. Off-season, we had the complex and the beach to ourselves. It was odd. Cool, mostly sunny, but so buggy with midges. That is off-season. Working outside meant buggy gnatty midge … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on a side trip to the Clinton Presidential Library

I was in Arkansas this past weekend for a meeting/work session/subject area consulting event that’s part of a program sponsored by the NICERC— it’s a long story, but it’s been an interesting opportunity for me to participate in something that … Continue reading

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A few random thoughts on the VCU MFA reunion

This coming weekend is the 30th anniversary reunion for Virginia Commonwealth University’s MFA program in creative writing. Originally, I thought I was going, but delays in information about the schedule of events, conflicting life events and obligations, and this pesky day … Continue reading

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On having “The Least Stressful” Job of 2013

Making its rounds on the intertubes yesterday was this article/blog post/something by Susan Adams at Forbes, “The Least Stressful Jobs of 2013.” The winner? University professor, of course! The article is so factually inaccurate in so many different ways that there’s … Continue reading

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WIDE-EMU 2012: A Few Misc. Thoughts

WIDE-EMU 2012 (or is it WIDE-EMU 2?) happened Saturday at Michigan State and it all seemed to go off without a hitch, more or less.  There might be more later, but I thought I’d  write a down a few thoughts … Continue reading

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Radiohead v. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Annette and Will and I went and saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers on June 1 and then Annette and I saw Radiohead just this past Monday.  Besides putting me way WAY over my usual “one big arena rock show … Continue reading

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Well, at least a bird didn’t poop in your mouth– oh, wait…


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Why is Hello Kitty flipping me off?

Take a look at this Hello Kitty stress test; seriously, doesn’t it kind of stress you out that the kitty is giving me the bird? Jeesh. Via Hello Kitty Hell. Tweet

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Finally, I discover the purpose of the Internet

The SpongeBob Squarepants Wiki, which I stumbled across while trying to write up an assignment on wikis for a grad class. Perhaps I’ll include this one…. Tweet

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