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Why DIY is dead and what that says about life today

A bulletin board I made a few years ago … that was destined for the dumpster.

Have you noticed the trend away from DIY? Fewer people today are taking on projects or “crafts” that look like they were tackled by an amateur. 659 more words


I have always been a political activist;

Perhaps it started when Hubert Humphrey was Vice President under LBJ in 1965.

That was the year I’d read Machiavelli’s The Prince. Terrible things were happening. 789 more words


Antanagoge (an’-ta-na’-go-gee): Putting a positive spin on something that is nevertheless acknowledged to be negative or difficult.

You got your MBA. You got you’re first job!   177 more words


Blogging update;

It is my best of friends in San Diego who encouraged me to join this site, suggesting I could submit my writings, even a novel if I wanted to. 302 more words

Sider's Nerve

“[S]ome people lost their metaphysical nerve. Whispers that something
was wrong with the debate itself increasingly were heard.”

—Ted Sider (2009, p.385)

Ted Sider, one of the… 569 more words

Magic Realism

On Writing that #@%& Essay

We’ve passed the halfway point in the semester (wait…what?!), and your Final Essay is due soon (wait…WHAT?!). You’re starting to feel the burn…you have nothing to say…but you… 1,828 more words

Online Learning

CFP: Pre-ISSA Workshop: Mobility and Argument in Motion

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

July 2, 2018

The recent movement of people from one place to another due to precarious circumstances furnishes a decisive, contemporary subject for inquiry. 438 more words