It is the weekend, so we must sing! I sing that the Mardi Gras riders are on their way. The Mardi Gras riders are on their way here. They come from everywhere, but mostly from Grand Mamou. Will you receive this gang of Mardi Gras riders? Will you receive this gang of great drinkers? The … More Don Carnaval
Howard Zinn died last night at 7:12 PM, EST. Unable to face the State of the Union address, I was grading quizzes. One defined Romanticism as “a literary movement which arose in Germany in the late eighteenth century and then spread elsewhere and which, in contradistinction to Classicism, values imperfection and seeks darkness.” Axé.
“EVEN THOUGH the Superbowl is in the EVENING February 7 and in MIAMI, papers are still due IN PERSON, February 9 at 4! I can drive here from Miami in that time, and so can you!” Axé.
Oh when the Saints go marching in Oh when the Saints go marching in Yes, we’re going to be in the playoffs when those Saints go marching in. “Oh, what a beautiful audience is out there swinging with us!” Axé.
Why, a reader asks, are students and faculty alike expected to work so much? Ze says: What strikes me as really weird is how incredibly much work everyone is expected to do. Students, faculty, everyone. We’re all so busy that we collapse into puddles of stress at the end of the semester and every single … More Academic Mondays: On Overwork
It is the weekend, so we must sing! Here are Chris Thomas and his late father Tabby at a place we used to go in Baton Rouge. I am on my way to Angola. It is a good day for the drive because it is sunny. The area, up near the Natchez Trace, is very … More Chris Thomas
It is Friday, so we are wearing white. I am wearing a long white shirt over a coral tank dress from Brazil, and Dr. Scholl’s Original Exercise Sandals ;-). It is January 22 and mild, and we are bathed in Oxalá’s bright light. Axé.
For pleasure I am reading the Moroccan Letters of Cadalso, after which I will read his Lugubrious Nights. These books come from a strange and different world, I must say. To be able to read them is rather wonderful. Axé.
In Reeducation you were wrong. You were guilty of evil doing, and you were also a victim of evil doing by others. Not to be victimized was to exert inappropriate amounts of control, and not to be guilty was to be “in denial.” I went to Reeducation to learn how to deal with abusive people, … More Liar, Liar
While flying back from Brazil I was thinking of the amusing posts I could write reviewing the trip and different institutions I encountered upon it. I was also going to review the Miami International Airport including the restaurant La Carreta in its present state there, the city of New Orleans, and the Greyhound bus service … More A Late, Brief Review of My Brazilian Voyage