Monthly Archives: August 2008


After several days of  struggling to master my university’s extraordinarily clunky  new course management system in preparation for the start of the Fall semester next week, I’ve come to the conclusion that naming it  “Desire2Learn” is so fucking wrong.

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Go for the gold

I was getting my syllabi organized for the start of classes next week, with the Beijing Olympics on the TV on in the background.   I was paying very little attention to it, except that when I looked up to … Continue reading

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Link o'the week

Quick test Consider this picture for a moment, which originally came from the Home Base online furniture store. If it looks like a stylishly minimal set of furnishings for a bedroom, never mind.   Just go to the next post. … Continue reading

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Newsletter: month twenty-nine

Dear Ladybug, Two days ago you turned twenty-nine months old. I would have written sooner, but we were in the midst of (first) an almost hurricane, and (second) the Dantian hellhole that is the Chicago O’Hare International Airport.    In … Continue reading

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Nightmares at 20,000 feet

Surprisingly, the after-effects of Tropical Storm Fay were mild enough to allow us to fly out of Florida early Wednesday morning.   I figured now would be a good time to tell some stories about the flights to and from … Continue reading

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