Category Archives: teaching

Parsing

In a lot of the business classes I took as an undergraduate, I would constantly run into these questions on tests where the wording of the questions and answers just completely threw me off. Some of the questions were missing vital information, some of the answers weren’t very specific, and a lot of them used hedge words that made it nearly impossible for me to be confident with whatever answer I chose. Given that these were in classes where I was one of over a…

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Who needs football?

Someone has yet to explain to me the allure I’ve found in the past two years’ Puppy Bowl broadcasts on Animal Planet. I’m not a dog person in the slightest, and I never watch Animal Planet any other time of the year. (We get enough animals coming around here to eat the food we leave out that I don’t need to go to television to get my fill of animals.) There’s something about the Puppy Bowl that just keeps me watching, though, and not just…

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It’s four in the morning, the end of December

I’m writing you now … well, because I always do a "Famous Blue Raincoat" post every year, whether on here or someplace else. This is probably the worst year for me to be staying up to do this post, too, because not only is my schedule such that staying up this late is harder than it has ever been before (yeah, I’m getting old, thanks for asking), but in about four hours here we’re going to have movers coming in to get all of the…

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Now my life is going through some changes

Given how little most of my online friends have been updating lately, I guess I don’t feel quite so bad about not posting these past few days. Of course, they’re probably away on family vacations celebrating the holidays, whereas I’m still trying to shake the last of this bug off. I’m finally starting to feel like myself again, and I think I should be resuming normal activities here. I still have about two weeks of vacation, so I should have a good chunk of time…

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Not dead yet

Antioch College to Remain Open (antioch-college.edu) As an alum of Antioch (even though I never graduated from there, Antioch considers anyone who completed any course credit there an alum due to the academic and financial difficulties involved in getting all the way to the final degree), this news brought a huge sigh of relief from me. Not only do I still feel incredibly strong ties to Antioch from my time there and how it influenced me, but Antioch’s historical influence on this country from the…

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