Do you like me? Yes, and you? Yes, yes. Cuando me quedo solo me quedan todavía tus diez años, los tres caballos ciegos, tus quince rostros con el rostro de la pedrada y las fiebres pequeñas heladas sobre las hojas del maíz. Stanton, hijo mío, Stanton. A las doce de la noche el cáncer salía … More El niño Stanton
“Behavior like this, by the Corps of Engineers, illustrates the need for a truly independent analysis of the levee failures in metro New Orleans. Behavior like this is further reason we need the 8/29 Investigation Act!” Levees.org: http://www.levees.org. Axé.
It is cold. I have had three amazing adventures lately, one with vocabulary, another consisting of a recruiting visit to a local high school, arguably the most valuable thing I have done this year although nobody who “counts” will believe me, and a third resulting in revelations for academic job candidates. Vocabulary: the word is … More T-Boy
The son of a doctor employed on a sugar plantation, nineteenth century Cuban writer Cirilo Villaverde had to present a “certificate of whiteness” to enroll in school. These certificates were ostensibly proofs of lineage and purity of blood. They could also be obtained, as José Piedra reminds us, through a demonstration of literacy in Latin … More Certificate of Whiteness
This is Dance With Me by Nouvelle Vague. * Shopping Update: This week I have acquired a bicycle pump. I want the Mad River Synergy 12 canoe/kayak hybrid. Axé.
MUSIC TO GRADE BY It is a working weekend, so we will sing work songs! I never paid a great deal of attention to the Creedence Clearwater Revival but I associate them with California because when I was a child, they were on all the radios. As a result of this they are the soundtrack … More Creedence Clearwater Revival
So, after going out to dinner where I discovered a number of shocking facts and more shocking hypotheses, I have made grades. Despite my earlier complaints, some awards are due. Various random individuals did well, but in terms of groups bouquets go to: 1. GREEKS, ATHLETES, and STUDENT GOVERNMENT. You did not use to study, … More Awards Night
The title of this post is an excellent question since so many of the poorly written essays I have read defend the implementation of “Biblical” principles. I know exactly what grades I would really give on these examinations. I learned how to make grades for courses like this one as a T.A. and I cannot … More What Grade Would Jesus Give?
JOB MARKET PEOPLE: You do not have to have a Ph.D. program at your new school, but you do want a strong major and a good M.A. Barring the M.A., you want a really, really strong major. Otherwise you might as well stay home and teach at a community college, or “go secondary,” because it … More RAPIDAMENTE
BANE: Do you know what it is to manage a course with a complicated textbook, an online activities manual with hundreds of pop up windows between which you have to keep navigating for each student, a test bank with very long and complex, but not very good tests in it, and WebCT? It means you … More Banes of Finals Week