Monthly Archives: August 2007


Excerpt of a conversation during our first departmental meeting of the semester: Chair: Next item: suggested courses of actions for dealing with problems on campus this year.   If there is an emergency — an emergent danger —  get out … Continue reading

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Newsletter: month seventeen

Dear Ladybug, Today you turned seventeen months old. This month started off with a bang. Or rather, a plop. In a potty. Your potty. You’re potty-trained! Well, no, not really. But you do have your own potty chair now, and … Continue reading

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Exodus redux

This afternoon, a storm rolled in. Shortly thereafter, Rapid City was put under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, as towns to the south were inundated with damaging flash floods. A little after that, Rapid City was also put under a Severe … Continue reading

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A dumb joke

…that I found unexpectedly funny. Q: What do you call an elephant at the North Pole? A: Lost. P.S. The actual answer sure beats my suggested punchline of “An elfephant.”

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One of the reasons I'm going to Hell

Part of a conversation with my brother-in-law, an ex-Londoner who works as a carpenter in San Diego. He: Every time we drive past your mum and dad’s, I always see this store called the Carpenter’s Center or something like that, … Continue reading

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