Monthly Archives: January 2009

More Baseball: Manny’s Market

Its January 31st, 2009. Many sports fans will consider today the day before the Superbowl. But I’m from Boston, so I consider today 13 days until pitchers and catchers. If the Patriots aren’t in the playoffs, then its just the … Continue reading

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A Little More Baseball: Manny to the Cards?

Albert Pujols mentioned that he’d like the Cards to invest in Manny Ramirez. Looking at their lineup, one can see why. Pujols hasn’t had any real protection since the fade of Edmonds and the departure of Rolen. Ankiel faded last … Continue reading

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Since Everyone is Talking about the Super Bowl, I’ll write about Baseball

I just read a story over at MLB.com on baseball economics this year. While some high profile players have received big deals, many major leaguers are feeling the pinch of our struggling economy. Some big names have settled for small … Continue reading

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On Thinking and Clarity

The following material is a response to Richard Lanham’s Style: An Anti-Textbook. I shared it with my expository students today. It relies on a ridiculous simplification. My use of the terms “rhetoric” and “composition” are completely idiosyncratic and reductionary. I’ll … Continue reading

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We Might Overcome, Maybe, If We Really Work at It

As I wrote over at Black Masks the other day, all of the Obama love has my deconstructive sense tingling. I think I’ll let Ill Doctrine offer my hesitation: The work is never finished. This theme has been rearing its … Continue reading

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Santos on Fish on Donoghue Take Two

My last post came on little sleep, so I thought I might try again. Actually, I already tried again in an email exchange with an old friend. He wrote to get my thoughts on Fish’s piece. Here’s my (hopefully) more … Continue reading

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Fish on Donoghue on the State of the Humanities

Stanley Fish has a review of Frank Donoghue’s recent book The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities. Reading his review, I couldn’t help but think of my recent post on the links between my teaching … Continue reading

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Thinking about First Posts and Abouts

Today my students will be setting up there blogs. I wanted to think about first posts and/or about pages. These are important to establish the tone, feel, and personality of a blog. Here’s some source material: mxrk raw thought dooce … Continue reading

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Productive Mess Hits the Airwaves

Here’s some shameless self-promotion: the new issue of Kairos includes my article with Nathaniel Rivers and Ryan Weber “Productive Mess: First-Year Composition Takes the University’s Agonism Online.” The article has two main arguments: first, it discusses how to better integrate … Continue reading

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