Monthly Archives: January 2009

Not soon enough

From CNN, some Illinois state workers, clowning around while changing signs: “Was that quick enough?” one worker said to laughter. An employee standing nearby as the picture was taken away said, “Do we need someone to throw a shoe?” About … Continue reading

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Ads on the ‘book

Three ads from Facebook: Free Govt Money, Part Time Jobs, Ties 4/$1. I do need more ties… Continue reading

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500

I recently finished teaching our graduate program’s sole required course, ENG 500, formerly “Introduction to Graduate Studies,” now “Theory and the Practice of English Studies.” Most of us remember this kind of course. Its purpose: get students into the habit of … Continue reading

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Morons after McNabb

Two stupid Arizona Cardinals fans thought it would be funny to hassle Eagles QB Donovan McNabb since the Cardinals and Eagles were playing in the NFC championship. They planted a flag in his yard. He was a good sport and … Continue reading

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Engage

A million other people have written to celebrate today’s inauguration; the myriad reasons why we should be glad for the end of all things Bush and welcome the start of all things Obama. I’m most happy about our new president’s … Continue reading

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Sunday night in Illinois

Sunday night. My girls are in Florida. I’m in a cold house. Since they’ve been gone I’ve set the thermostat low and learned to type wearing liner gloves. Set about working, running, reading, writing. The cats are huddling on a … Continue reading

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On the road 2009

Exercise goals for 2008: run, bike, and swim once a week. Continue reading

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