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Category Archives: Life
On NPR’s “Morning Edition” this morning, I listened to this, “Ex-NC Gov Pat McCrory Offers His Take On Transgender Rights.” NPR was talking to McCrory because he was the governor who oversaw the North Carolina “Bathroom Bill.” McCrory basically said that … Continue reading
I’m not one to usually think like this, but 2016 has been a pretty shitty year by almost any measure. It’s been shitty on several different levels– the world and the country, but it’s also been a shitty year at … Continue reading
My silence here has been the result of being too busy about some things and not able to say much (yet) about other things. I’ve been too busy with teaching since the end of June– two classes, one of which … Continue reading
The case of the child wandering into the enclosure for Harambe the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo brought back the memory of the time when Annette and I lost Will at the mall. He was somewhere around two and a … Continue reading
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
It bothers me, and it doesn’t bother me. It bothers me because 50 does seems a point of no return in terms of getting older, of leaving behind what was possible, of death. I generally agree that the main definition … Continue reading
… though sure, there are a lot things about Hillary that do bug me. Long story-short, sometimes her and Bill’s careers seem a little too much like House of Cards, or vice-versa. She does seem a little too cozy with Wall … Continue reading
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
A quick and largely sequential set of highlights/lowlights around here for me in 2015: Sabbatical! How long ago it seems now, but I was on sabbatical in winter 2015 (and basically during the spring/summer too). I did better than I did … Continue reading
I’m always surprised when August arrives. Summer goes along with June and July– and that’s especially true for me this summer since it’s the first time I haven’t taught a summer course since I came to EMU, probably only the … Continue reading