Tag Archives: Academia

The Hard Work of Being Human

I am lucky enough to have my profession be one where I am paid (though very little, to be fair) to think about important questions that do not bear immediately on my survival or comfort.  I’m first and foremost a … Continue reading

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Some Possible Changes, and a Question

Hello All, I’ve enjoyed keeping this blog for the last couple years but I’m finding I’d like to start a new project.  I want your guys/gals’ (because inclusivity is cool) opinion- Would you be interested in reading a blog that … Continue reading

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David Foster Wallace – In His Own Words

David Foster Wallace was a remains a literary giant.  This is a speech he gave at a commencement ceremony in 2005.  It’s long, as these speeches tend to be, but it’s certainly worth a read. This is the comencement address … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky on Libertarian Socialism

As always, Professor Noam Chomsky has some interesting things to say on the nature of political definition, Anarcho-syndicalism, and its more general, more common identifier, Libertarian Socialism.  Here’s a video of an interview in Norway in 2011 where he discusses … Continue reading

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Romney Wants Fewer Police, Firefighters, and Teachers?

In a recent Huffington Post columnist and media producer Bob Cesca talked about one of Romney’s latest statements regarding President Obama.  Here’s the quote Cesca investigates: “[Obama] wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more fireman, more … Continue reading

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Stephen Dunn – Poets in Person

I couldn’t help but post this simple but beautifully-rendered video.  Stephen Dunn’s work is excellent and worth reading.

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Allen Ginsberg reads Howl

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