In addition to teaching, service, and grant deadlines I now have one research deadline August 9 and another September 15. I therefore cannot work on any of my MOOC essays until that time. I do have three MOOC essays now: (1) the first, 3-part one I wrote for CN, (2) the second part of it … More El trabajo
This is a revision, based on comments made by the editors, of the essay I ran here earlier, “On democracy, economy, and the rise and fall of the MOOC.” The disappearing public university I I teach Latin American literature and culture in a public research university that, having lost half its state funding over the … More The disappearing public university
Professor Zero: Reading comments on news items I have come up with this insight: the reason people keep complaining about “welfare queens” and also “Obama voters” as non-workers it is costing us all our vacation time to support, and so, on, is SLAVERY. 1. In fact the riches of the US were built on slavery, … More On attitudes toward race and poverty in “America”…
I believe this is the first song I remember hearing recorded. That explains why my weblog is so sophisticated. Axé.
This is Indépendance Cha Cha, and it is worth studying! And — #OccupyHE. Axé.
Deleted section of “On Democracy, Economy, and the Rise and Fall of the MOOC.” Needs a new title and expansion, along the lines of the interesting comments from the editors–which I would like to insert here. II The news just a few months ago was that MOOCs were the new paradigm for higher education. Costs … More A draft for future use
I might actually do this to a room in my house. I like the idea of installing a long shelf under a window and having that be the desk, and putting a couch behind it like that. Nothing else in the room. It solves a great deal. Here is another version. Axé.
This is how to clean your house in 20 minutes a day, for a month. Very important. 1. Surface clean living room and kitchen (pick up stray items, dust, sweep, vacuum) 2. Clean bathrooms (toilets, showers, floors, walls, mirrors) 3. Surface clean bedrooms (put away toys, clothes, dust) 4. Surface clean “extra” rooms (basement, office, … More Pour nous-autres les petits-bourgeois
In the library I will find Laura Doyle, Bordering on the Body. Changó, el gran putas, I will read it. I will listen to voicemail again, and write María Estela. I will continue reading student work and reorganizing computer files. I will go to my CSA, take the car in, and see about both New Orleans … More Le Week, encore