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A Perfect Storm Is Heading Toward Higher Education

Originally posted on TIME:
Colleges are facing a perfect storm that could shutter hundreds of them and leave many more wondering how to survive. Yet much of higher education’s leadership is in denial that anything is amiss. The College Board…

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Freelance Academics (Walking Away from the Con)

Originally posted on The Consulting Editor:
Today’s guest post is brought to you by two great tweeters and fellow freelancers, Elizabeth Keenan & Katie Rose Guest Pryal. Katie & Elizabeth are also running this piece on their own blogs, too, so pay…

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Crazy?

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
Getting to “know” other academics on Twitter is a very strange process. First you follow the ones you know. Then you follow the most interesting people who they “know,” and by then other folks who…

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Resentful Piano Playing = Win.

We put a toy piano in Ike’s timeout corner. Ike is a willful toddler. Go ahead Ike, play piano to spite us. Go ahead. Do just that. NB: Reverse psychology to secure worthwhile ends is a bad longterm strategy for … Continue reading

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“You don’t have to do that. Really, you don’t.”

“You don’t have to do that. Really, you don’t.” In the following cases, a deliberative judgment was made about what kind of media message should be aired or broadcast. And in each case, the judgment made was a poor one … Continue reading

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Comeback.

I’ll be back soon with regular posts. After three years, finally, life is starting to become regular and slow down. 

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Neglect.

This blog is neglected because my life is chaotic. But that isn’t a good reason for not giving regular blog updates. I need to find a way to make updating this blog work with my 7 class a semester work … Continue reading

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Reply to a CH202 Critic.

Here’s a response to a student criticism I wrote about what I take to be a deep problem in our cultural practices. We don’t care about all that’s involved in the practice of good thinking. And when good thinking is … Continue reading

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The Inexplicable Hurts My Head.

For the past two days, some kid has been zipping around our neighborhood on a gas powered scooter. Hence, today’s tweet: 6/15. Scooters that sound like gas (i.e., farting) are wack. Retire that shit. Later, as I was entering my … Continue reading

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“From Which, Remarkably Enough, Nothing Develops.”

Hello, I stole the title of this post from the opening chapter of Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities for two reasons. First, this blog and my ideas for it might, in the end, amount to nothing. Even so, I believe … Continue reading

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