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Advice to starting profs

Someone on Reddit was nervous about starting as a new professor at a new school and in a new city. Here is my idiosyncratic advice: In the first few months, you’ll probably get quite a few invites from people for a coffee/beer. Obviously, take them up on this. But once that academic tradition is done, […]
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Kids’ Carnival

I ‘ve been away from blogging long enough that I forgot we didn’t do comments any more. Otherwise, this would merely be a comment on the teaser to his new book Henry Jenkins recently posted. He is looking at the ways in which authority plays out in children’s literature, and how it reflects the values […]
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Pandemic Planning Document

Planning for anything right now is folly. I’m not even sure what I am doing today, or tomorrow, let alone this summer. Fall seems endlessly far away, and 2021 too far to contemplate. But I am a planner. Everyone seems to be looking to peers to figure out what to do: How are you even […]
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No Time, No Space

I am trying to write about stuff, with some help from friends in the onlines. I was just going to keep this private, but then I remembered “Hey, I have a blog!” No Time I keep coming back to the Tim Ferris book, the Four Hour Workweek, and the idea that if you didn’t have […]
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