Geoffrey Philp, one of the very best bloggers, has given me a Friendship Around the World Award, and now I get to award it. I am very much honored to have won this award from Geoffrey Philp. I will not award it to any blogs on Philp’s list, although I would have chosen some of … More Friendship Around the World Award
Having been the recipient of wisdom which was also undermining, although I did not realize it at the time, having had important information withheld from me and/or not having had access to it, and having had basic principles pronounced at me as the ultimate in new wisdom when I have said things which did not … More Ways to Oppress Girls in School: Open Thread
I am really glad someone has expounded upon this. Positive thinking is endemic to American culture – from weight loss programs to cancer support groups – and in the last two decades it put down deep roots in the corporate world as well. Everyone knows that you won’t get a job paying more than $15 … More Positive Thinking Has Wrecked the Economy
HYPERBOLIZED FOR HUMOROUS EFFECT PZ: You want me to engage in a major service project to benefit you, and you will stay here if I succeed within three years? Who are you, again? Axé.
Obama ’08 – Vote For Hope from MC Yogi on Vimeo. Via Momo. As cool as Mt. Tamalpais. As majestic as Drake’s Bay. Axé.
I always did like the month of October, so maybe it is just that, but I have this strange feeling that something is about to happen. I do not know what it could be. This has been a beautiful weekend, although I have not taken advantage of it at all. I have done virtually nothing … More Lara! Lara!
…from reposting this, and pointing everyone to Momo‘s posts on this matter. In one apartment we used to move the dining table to one side and try to imitate the Four Tops. The hit sound! From Motown! we would shout. * Other great posts now include Historiann on single payer health care and videos of … More I Can’t Help Myself
Dear Gumdrop Unicorns, When you tell me that if our department has not, within three years, accomplished the things you would like it to accomplish, you will go on the market, all I can really think of to say is start now. If what you want done is to be accomplished in five years, concrete … More Those Big, Bright, Gumdrop Unicorns, or New Assistant Professors
On Bernadette. Rolling into Heaven. Axé.
I knew the first week of my first job that I did not want to be a professor, at least not in the kind of institution – and there is an archipelago of them, rather like a gulag – to which I was now bound. I looked about me and was horrified: all the other … More On Mental Slavery