Those who know me know that I’m regularly over-committed. I teach a lot; I’m on many committees; there are vague attempts at a social life. There are many doctors’ appointments.
Sometimes there are more things to do than others. The galleys came for the book this week, so that’s certainly something to do. And [...]
I haven’t been writing because I haven’t been sleeping. I keep waking up every day at around three a.m. and then I can’t get back to sleep for about an hour.
But I wanted to share this quick thought about the news today. An AP headline today said that the IRS agent killed in [...]
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I just had to share these two stories (then it’s back to work).
First, Du clued me in to this story: http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/1813692.html Is there some reason why Fresno is the drunkest city in the nation and one of the least educated? Well, it might have something to do with a certain community college instructor [...]
I’ve been watching the British TV series Robin Hood this week. While not the best thing on TV, it’s strangely addictive.
I’ve found myself rooting for one of the villains, though. Sir Guy is after Maid Marian and power (not in that order). But he does genuinely seem to love her and keeps saving [...]
Many moons ago, I talked about getting to meet Raj Patel, the hot and brilliant, Eddie-Izzard-funny, Colbert-appearing economist (though he hadn’t been on Colbert then). I didn’t quite proclaim him my god, but I proclaimed him. (You can scroll down a bit to see what I said.)
According to this New York Times article, Raj [...]
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When I was a child, my great-grandmother would tell me that she wanted some sugar, which meant that she wanted a hug and a kiss.
Over the past year, I’d tried to abjure literal sugar. Thus, I’ve been putting splenda into my tea. It wasn’t a hard habit to get into. In fact, it [...]