We’ve both had some sort of stomach bug/virus/flu/plague since early Saturday morning. That’s probably all you really need to hear about that. I’m at the point where I’m pretty sure I’m not going to die, but I don’t really believe … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: February 2006
Turns out we’ll be going to CCCC this year after all. Feel free to drop one of us a line if you’d like to meet up there.
I haven’t read much fiction at all since I finished the Lit B.A. and started on my graduate work. And I know that anybody in their right mind would say that someone who’s starting exams and a diss shouldn’t be … Continue reading
One of my students from last semester came to visit me yesterday. He was in my junior-level Scientific and Technical Presentations class last semester. It’s a class with a relatively high assignment load, because I believe you learn to present … Continue reading
While watching The Next Karate Kid, one really begins to wonder what Mister Miyagi did in his last life to deserve such a parade of whiny, arrogant American kids.
As an addendum to my previous expressions of sociolinguistic disgust, I point you to a blog devoted entirely to overuse of the word ‘literally’. (Via the inimitable Himmer)
Those of you who do work in rare book collections: Do you ever have the urge to go over to someone else who’s engaged in deep thought and go, “Whatcha doin’?” Because I’m totally curious about what the brunette with … Continue reading
THRO’OUT the Whole, we have had a particular regard, both in the Choice of the feveral heads, and in dwelling or amplifying upon ’em ; to the extending our Views, dilating our Knowledge, opening new Tracks, new scents, new Viftas. … Continue reading
This week was Identity Week in the Internet Research and Theory seminar. We read Turkle, Van Gelder’s “The Case of the Electronic Lover,“ and Herring’s “Gender and Democracy in Computer-Mediated Communication.” I was thinking about friends whosplit their blog identies … Continue reading
Subfield 1 Indicators: 1. Your institution’s libraries rank in the top 15 in the nation. (They used to be 4th.) 2. You spend a morning running a bunch of searches. 3. You are disappointed by what you find, so you … Continue reading