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Semi-Officially Disapproved Round-Up, Vol.1, No.3

  1. Whiskey in the morning, whiskey in the evening, whiskey at supper time; when grading’s on the table, you can have whiskey any time!
  2. A colleague once criticized me for assigning too many primary texts while simultaneously criticizing the attitude of jocular despair I have about my students’ capabilities.  
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Your funeral my trial

Sergey Lavrov (Russian Foreign Minister): No proof given for Western allegations about fish in the ocean.

Nick Cave has carried on the tradition of Baudelaire and Serge Gainsbourg quite capably. 53 more words


The Trials and Tribulations of Homo floresiensis: A Quick Introduction

I haven’t wrote about palaeoanthropology much recently, but I have been meaning to write about Homo floresiensis for a while now.  The diminutive hominin, most likely a new… 1,449 more words

Human Osteology

The Game of Graduate School, Part Two

All of the orientations and pontificating over the beginning of the PhD program are over, the first week has officially happened. Like any beginning of the semester in graduate school, the first week hit me like a semi, but that wasn’t unusual. 669 more words


NeuroGenderings III

Below is a list of podcasts from Neurogenderings III, a conference on the brain and gender, held this year in May. The podcasts are available here… 228 more words

Kentucky Tourism

Well, this is my second time visiting family in the Blue Grass State. I have friends in Ohio and Indiana as well, so this journey from the Pacific Northwest allows me to catch up with a lot of people the old fashioned way (face to face!) Sure that may not be as trendy as… 477 more words


Feeling generous!

Given the success of the Smashwords 10% off promotion for my latest eBook, ‘Never Too Late: A Mature Student’s Guide to Going to University’, I have decided to offer 20% off ‘First Class English Literature Essays’, when you buy from Smashwords before 1st October! 111 more words