Category Archives: personal

“Brain Groove” Books

Over my winter break I re-read Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising, a childhood favorite–starting on Midwinter Eve, as the book does, and finishing January 2nd. I was prompted by a Twitter readalong hosted by the writer Robert Macfarlane, though I didn’t … Continue reading

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My Year in Reading, 2017

I started this year reading Serious Non-Fiction for This Political Era (most of which I’ve forgotten) and binge-listening to Agatha Christie. And in many years that was the kind of year it was: outrage and escapism. But in the second … Continue reading

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Closeout

I just submitted my final grades and I’m hoping to write a proper post soon. But in the meantime…. A couple of days ago I went to the library to return a pile of unread books I knew I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous

At this time of year I always feel that endings and beginnings are colliding like two weather fronts and brewing up a giant storm in my life. On the one hand, there’s end of term business: I’m grading papers and … Continue reading

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Weekend Update

Hey there! It’s been awhile, and I still don’t have much blogging mojo. So here’s a rambling post to at least get me started again. Personal I saw an academic tweet the other day that now the semester’s over, everyone … Continue reading

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