Monthly Archives: August 2012

check in

I’m in my new office. This time it has a window! Still an office mate, too, but the window is pretty sweet. I am about to have an all-day meeting. Meetings! I wish faculty still ran the universities. I think … Continue reading

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Notes From The Final Days Of Leisure

Susan Sontag wrote that we live in an age of extremity, characterized by “the continual threat of two equally fearful, but seemingly opposed destinies: unremitting banality and inconceivable terror.” She was clearly describing the academic’s life. Joke! She was describing … Continue reading

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Death and Dying and the Sea

In spite of the classic Texas thunderstorm that threatened to strike at any minute, my parents and I did make it successfully through our four hour layover in Dallas and on to the plane and on to our hometown, where … Continue reading

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