Monthly Archives: November 2005
We have a few old mouth-to-mouth tales; we exhume from old trunks and boxes and drawers letters without salutation or signature, in which men and women who once lived and breathed are now merely intitials or nicknames out of some … Continue reading
Try thoroughly conveying the rhetorical significance of Bootsy Collins and/or Parliament/Funkadelic/P-Funk to a roomful of extraordinarily white midwest college students. Bonus points if your ethos is already wrecked due to the fact that you yourself are also rather caucasian (but, … Continue reading
In an intriguing letter, Pliny’s nephew, known as Pliny the Younger, describes his uncle’s activity as an author. Replying to a correspondant who wishes to obtain his uncle’s books, he describes the elder Pliny’s continuous authorship carried out in the … Continue reading
I am nearly always up before Mister Husband, and he nearly always stays up later than I do. Therefore, we have a division of labor: it is my job to wake him up in the mornings, and it is his … Continue reading
If anybody needs me, I’ll be over here building an annotated bibliography on authorship in antiquity. Texts up for annotation are: Behme, Tim. Isocrates on the Ethics of Authorship. Burke, Sean. Reconstructing the Author. Davison, JA. Literature and Literacy in … Continue reading
Since I was about 11 and got my hands on a copy of Paul Prudhomme’s Louisiana Kitchen, I have been in the habit of adding sugar to cornbread. I don’t really believe in unsweetened cornbread as a matter of course. … Continue reading
Snow fails to fall in Arctic Tundra. And it’s hurting the reindeer.
We combined the mp3s onto one external hard drive this weekend. I guess this means we’re really married.
As we were lunching in preparation for a presentation the other day, a friend asked me to clarify what I wrote several months ago about moving differently through academia because of the years I spent working in industry. I’ve also … Continue reading