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Update, December 29, 2016

Happy New Year!! Here’s a little food for thought from  Judith Warner of the Center for American Progress, “Women have outnumbered men on college campuses since 1988, they have earned at least a third of law degrees since 1980, were … Continue reading

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March 25, 2016 Update

Reading: Walter Isaacson’s biography of Benjamin Franklin “I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character, he does not get his living honestly; you may have … Continue reading

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November 5, 2015 Update

Gary Snyder The Real Work: Interviews & Talks 1964-1979 Excerpt Grossinger: You were speaking earlier of that signature with the mushroom and the deer. Snyder: I was simply saying that with the rains, and the snows in the high country, … Continue reading

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May 12, 2015 Update

1. Reading:  Michelle Alexander —The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 2. Visiting: Lofotr Viking Museum 3. Teaching: Angharad Valdivia, “This Tween Bridge Over My Latina Girl Back: The U.S. Mainstream Negotiates Identity” (for Intro to … Continue reading

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April 2015, Teaching

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April 8 2015 Roman Numerals

I complained about forgetting Roman numerals. I was a classics major! But you can’t keep it all in your head for your whole life. Roman numerals were edged out by something else, maybe all at once, quickly. In some of … Continue reading

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April 6 2015

Easter day in Rome, I walked though intermittent thunder storms and greening Plane trees along the curving river. We didn’t wait to see the Pope, saw his smile in every kiosk and knick-knackery. Walking over that direction, throngs in pastel … Continue reading

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December 17 update

1. Wondering: Why is country music so popular in Norway? 2. Reading: Michelle Miller Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology — this is a great book which considers the relationship of new research in cognitive science and their implications for … Continue reading

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November 11, 2014 Update

1. Reading: “Civil Society and Educational Publics: Possibilities and Problems” by Kathleen Knight Abowitz, in Promises to Keep: Cultural Studies, Democratic Education and Public Life, eds. Dimitriadis and Carlson. 2. Reading: “Start Something Fierce: A Young Woman’s Guide to Grassroots … Continue reading

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October 10, 2014 update

October 10, 2014. Back to list form, for now. 1. Reading: From the Dance Hall to Facebook: Teen Girls, Mass Media, and Moral Panic in the United States, 1905-2010 by Shayla Thiel-Stern. 2. Reading: “Global Women’s Issues: Women in the … Continue reading

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