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I wrote this song with Tavahn Ghazi after accidentally eating a large handful of medicinal marijuana trail mix at 10am. The song concept started out as a poor stretch toward a dissection of romantic nihilism but after about an hour post-mix I was sitting on the ceiling looking down at my giraffe body in the [...]

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It is now truly the countdown to summer vacation. Our last day of school is April 27, if you can believe that! - only four more seminars - only three more undergrad lectures - only two more discussion sections - only eighteen thousand more committee meetings As you know, I have a number of non-school-related […]

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  I am one very tall (I guess if you assume that 6 foot one is so very tall though it does seem like teenagers are taller now than they were in 1999 when I was one so perhaps the coming genetic mutations will bring with them some sense of social rectification of size for [...]

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A few days ago I pushed through into a new (bad) phase of this hip dysplasia situation, and now I really can barely walk. All of a sudden! In the past it has flared up and then faded back down to a manageable level, but this flare-up is lasting longer than ever before and I’m […]

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As part of my job I routinely receive solicitous email from various corporate entities who are trying (successfully) to prey on higher education in various ways. The emails are uniformly poorly written, with misspellings and typos, but they also manifest a really chilling kind of circular meaninglessness that I think charac

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I have been reading about capital mobility and floating exchange rates and how the privatization of the educational system will bring an end to racial discrimination for 1.5 days and I needed a break so I came here to the co-op to get myself a “gigantic crunchy salad,” which I succeeded in doing and which [̷

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This weekend is the annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre here on campus. The year before I got this job, this event made national headlines for basically turning into a Bacchanalian nightmare of drunk undergrads rampaging like a massive, lumbering tornado cutting a swath of destruction across much of campus and the surro

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Well, it happened! We bottled our cider, which means we drank a bunch of our cider. As you will recall, we recently went to a somewhat life-changing event, in the form of a cider festival near our home. The following week, we purchased five gallons of apple cider from a local orchard (it is a […]

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One thing that is amazing that I think I have not told you yet is that next semester I am on TEACHING LEAVE ODE TO TEACHING LEAVE O teaching leave I love you I kiss your alabaster palm I worship at your well-formed feet I lay my grading pen upon your uncreas’d brow I lightly […]

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Sometimes people leave a box of used donuts in the copy room and then we all pretend like it’s gross but then within an hour all the donuts are gone. I really appreciate how everyone also will take just one little chunk out of a donut, until all that’s left in the box is a […]

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The only sincere New Year’s Resolution I made this year was “say people’s names more often.” As many of you no doubt know, and have even experienced for yourselves, I have mild face blindness. I don’t know if it’s neurological or the product of poor paying-attention skills or if it’

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It has been a long week! I’m so happy it’s Friday (the lesser-known acronym ISHIF) and not only Friday but a Friday with no meetings or oral exams. Huzzah! I am finally back in my office (coffee shop) drinking an americano and slamming a chocolate croissant. I have big plans for this stack of grading. […]

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I am choosing to believe my suddenly poor work ethic is due to the fact that it feels so much like spring outside. They are tapping the sugar maples! In early February! It’s what everyone says when the subject of the bizarre weather comes up, which it does during every interaction with every person. The […]

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Join us for a dialogue on design with Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers, and Danny van den Dungen of Experimental Jetset. The conversation will be audio-recorded for the Beyond This Point podcast. FREE tickets available Wednesday, 2/10/16 at Noon PST at rsvp.beyondthispoint.design Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 5:30-7:30PM

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Upon exiting this strange multiple year period of making comedically terrible personal life decisions while simultaneously fostering that which I can only describe as a preternaturally instructed professional life (how did one not destroy the other? Bless the protective fortitude.) Here I am sitting inside of this calm cool

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I’ve been once again wonderfully schooled in my comments! I really like how smart and articulate my readers are; I will choose to believe this means I am doing something to attract such people, which reflects well upon me, even though all I did to deserve this particular schooling was declare that The Revenant was [&#

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A way up here, they got a name for rain and wind and fire the rain is jack, the fire is tess but they call the wind mariah You guys good lord! The wind blew up in the night, just as my weather app predicted it would. The kind of wind that cuts through every […]

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It’s a new year! LAST YEAR Last year–which due to my profession I can’t help sort of blobbily thinking of as Fall semester 2015-Fall semester 2016–a lot of shit happened. You get to a point in your life where you feel like everything is just kind of the same all the time, and then a […]

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Hello, children, hello It finally got cold and snowed, sort of. It happened right when we got back from our Christmas trip to Phoenix. The trip, like many family christmas odysseys, was tiring, and then there’s that thing where when you’re finally in the airport starting to make your way back home, you just feel

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Okay y’all, so after being brutally schooled in my comments section I decided to give the dishwasher another good old college try, because I pride myself on being open to criticism and to the idea that I am wrong, and in fact, in my professional life, at least, “feeling constantly like I am wrong” is [R

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Once a year the dining zone on campus gives away all its food for free all day. It’s crazy. I didn’t understand it the first time I heard about it. I thought maybe it meant free samples, or like you got a free drink with your meal. Or maybe you had to go through some […]

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We were sitting around yesterday, ranting and raving, as usual, about how much we hate Black Friday and how bizarre the whole scenario is. I keep imagining scholars of the future trying to make sense of it: “Every year they had a special day of quiet contemplation during which they ate turkey, even though it […]

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Pro: I love autumn Con: I have seasonal menopausal symptoms Pro: I got medication for these symptoms Con: The medication doesn’t totally alleviate these symptoms Pro: There are worse things than seasonal menopausal symptoms, for example constant menopausal symptoms, or having to flee your homeland only to face racist

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Oh! But I also forgot to tell you about the Cider Festival we went to last weekend! I mean, I may be filled constantly with career-based anxiety but in other ways I am TRULY LIVING THE DREAM, it’s worth keeping in mind! As you know, we have this enormous apple tree. We have decided that […]

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I am at my discipline’s big yearly conference. It is interesting to look back on the ten years (!!) I have been attending this conference and to sort of assess the changes in my life by examining the changes in my relationship to it (the conference (also my life)). At first this conference was fun, […]

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KCHUNG Gives Los Angeles Artists a Voice on the Airwaves Cryptocat, Now on iPhone A cartographic history of why North, not East or South, is up Stephen Wolfram’s Introduction to the Wolfram Language Creepypasta is how the internet learns our fears Quilter: Open Source File Sharing via We Enjoy

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‘True Detective’: Taking Jumper Cables to the Plot in ‘After You’ve Gone’ Robert Ashley, 1930-2014 Green Bullets True Detective and the Dilemma of the Dead Woman’s Photograph Vice/Virtue Water Glass Series: Dispensary, Exhaust, and Fountain Jaywalk This Way via We Enjoy

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What happens when placeholder text doesn’t get replaced Dr Strangebug. or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love QA, by furf. Women in Technology: Aminatou Sow and Erie Meyer Twitter I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down Beyond Avant-Garde Normcore: Fashion for Those Who Realize They’re One in 7 Billion via We Enjoy

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Hello my dear, dear friends, What a wild ride it has been indeed, lo this long and dreary month of February. It was cold again, then nice again, then we had an ice storm, then the wind blew so hard I truly thought we would die. The Night Of The Dread Winds I slept nary […]

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