Monthly Archives: March 2007

My Teaching Philosophy Statement

I had to write a statement of my teaching philosophy for my portfolio, which my school uses to evaluate the faculty. I just used the statement that I wrote while I was at my previous institution, but I have a strong feeling that this statement is going to change in the next year. It sounds too abstract. I found a…

Al Franken for Senate, for Real

My colleague, Amy (shoutout to Amy), lent me her Al Franken book and I’m reading it slowly in the office during office hours. I’m still in the early pages. One thing he wrote about that I identified with was dreaming that his teeth disintegrated. I have that dream frequently myself. Someone once told me that it was a sign of…

Am I right, am I wrong: Ann Coulter Yet Again

Did I say yet that I really dislike Ann Coulter? I shouldn’t be giving her the time of day; she’s not worth it. She insinuated that John Edwards was a faggot, using that f-word, in her speech at the CPAC. Even some conservatives are calling her out for her statements. Interestingly, one article cites rhetorical theorist Richard Weaver’s Ideas have…


Gratitudes: Letting the Days Go By

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

1. I can blog during my long office hours.
2. The niece is such a good kid.
3. I have learned how to manage my money.