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The Lightbulb Contains the Seeds of Its Own Revolution

One of my favorite Onion articles is “Marxist Student Has Capitalist Parents,” in part because said student is at the University of Kansas (the snobby rivals to my earthier agricultural alma mater), but also because it rings true to my own college experience, in which my adviser was one of the English Department’s resident Marxists, […]


To quote another Emerson, “Experience”: “I take this evanescence and lubricity of all objects, which lets them slip through our fingers then when we clutch hardest, to be the most unhandsome part of our condition.” Nearly a quarter of a year has passed since Claudia Emerson passed.  I knew her.  Others knew her better.  I was […]

Movin’ with the times

I recently had the pleasure of participating in an on-site review team for the SACS Commission on Colleges. The experience was a good one; I learned a lot about the reaffirmation process and worked with a very talented group of peer-reviewers. But the most important take-away for me was much … Continue reading

Week 6

As we move into our last week of DOOO, I am both excited and overwhelmed. Initially I envisioned my website as a place where I would develop my professional online presence.  I anticipated posting my vita, courses I was teaching, as well as helpful resources. Moving forward, I still want to include not only the […]