I think most poets of a high calibre work in this way to some degree or other—typically hearing first lines of poems simply come into their head, sometimes even as heard voices, successively followed by a flow of words, lines, and passages that come as naturally as leaves to a tree, and are imbued with … More On sound in poetry
A student turned me onto John Greene and his videos are ideal music for grading. Axé.
Today, unless I already have a reservation I prefer in San Luis, I must reserve this for December 20. December 19 I am in Santa Monica, and December 21 in Pescadero. I then need my place in San Rafael, perhaps, and places for the way back. In fact, I know where I want to stay: … More Dezembro
El neoliberalismo -digamos, la gestión empresarial de la vida- es una lógica global, pero que se dispersa en el infinito de las situaciones (por ejemplo, la escuela, la salud o la naturaleza son gestionadas como empresas). “El todo está en cada una de las partes”, diríamos filosóficamente. Uno no “encuentra” al neoliberalismo más que bajo … More La lucha en situación y el militante triste
Preamble to comment on strategic plan: I notice a language drift in the university. The intranet no longer calls faculty faculty, but says employee. At the same time, I keep hearing mid level administrators refer to faculty as “teachers.” It is as though faculty as a category were being eliminated. That is one of the … More Je ne le dirai pas
I will aim for the Journal of Curriculum and Instruction and New Political Science. This NPS article already cites me. Axé.
Veblen does not adopt Adam Smith’s notion that the pursuit of self-interest leads naturally to the expansion of the common good, and that the hidden hand guides this economy towards optimal outcomes and uses of available resources: The outcome of this management of industrial affairs through pecuniary transactions, therefore, has been to dissociate the interests … More Veblen on business in America
The question we need to ask ourselves at this moment is what further provocations we require to justify digging in our heels. To put the question more pointedly: Are we willing to wait until the next presidential election, or for some interim congressional conversion experience, knowing that if we do wait, hundreds of our sons … More César Vallejo is getting famous
If I could run these language courses in a way that would work for me and the students, I would: 1/ Walk in with review and warm-up questions (5 minutes) 2/ Go over homework (5 minutes) 3/ Have a short quiz (5 minutes) 4/ Introduce a new reading / vocabulary theme / grammatical structure (depending … More Si yo pudiera…