This weekend I’ve been busy trying to put some “order” into my life.  I think it’s partly seasonal–locating and unpacking the cold weather gear–but this year my effort is more radical than usual. Since I decided to leave academia for […]


Good morning, friends. A brief note to inform you that I am in the process of trying to optimize my web site.  One of the first changes I am making is creating a new tagline to something more manageable and […]

“The Office”

 I watched “The Office” tonight. I continue to be amazed by how incredibly accurate the representations of different kinds of privilege are represented in the character of Michael Scott, the manager of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin paper company. […]

“The Informant!”

 Monday afternoon, after spending a lovely three hours in the morning with my dentist getting some old crowns removed in order to replace them with lovely new ones and finding out my cobra dental insurance is crap; I decided to […]