Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Accidents

Donald Murray, “Writing Badly to Write Well,” Expecting the Unexpected: You do have to write badly to write well. Of course. Badly in the sense of neatness and completeness, for effective thinking isn’t neat and complete. This word processor thinks … Continue reading

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Silly Dad

Rowan: Is today a sleep over night with Mommy? Me: I don’t know. Rowan: Well, Mommy doesn’t have to go to work tomorrow. So she doesn’t have to get up early. So she can sleep over. Me: Yes, but I’m … Continue reading

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Obligatory Post on “Occupy Wall St.”

One of my graduate students, Adam Breckenridge, posted a link to Douglas Ruchkoff’s CNN article “Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase?” to facebook this morning. The article deserves some quality attention. I was particularly inspired by this paragraph: What … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Terry Francona

I’ve been meaning to find time to write this for a few days. Here goes in enthymematic form: The collapse was historic. A historic collapse requires blame. Blaming is often not a rational process. Terry Francona is willing to accept … Continue reading

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