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Signal To Noise

Signal To Noise

Like everyone else right now, I’m trying to process what’s happened. I feel profound sadness. I’m mournful for what was and fearful for what will be. There was much about a Hillary Clinton presidency from which I would have benefited;…

Sideways in Reverse

Sideways in Reverse

An objective we strive for on this blog is honesty and transparency; to share how we walk through our lives, what feelings and thoughts accompany us along the way, and which approaches we choose to embrace. For that to work,…

Žižek on Wisdom

Žižek on Wisdom

Personally, one of the most interesting and entertaining modern philosophers is Slavoj Žižek. If you’re not acquainted then I highly recommend checking out his many works and lectures. I based a large part of my analysis of the film SNOWPIERCER…

Teaching Discourse in the Year of the Donald

Teaching Discourse in the Year of the Donald

It’s the time of the summer that I have started to slowly turn my attention back to my classroom, making plans for the coming year and reviewing my curriculum.  As a social studies teacher, many of my objectives align with…

Settling In

Settling In

Now that I am gainfully employed at UConn, solving one large variable in my life, I’m at work recalculating the other parts. Although having switched out one unknown for a constant comes with a caveat, as my job is currently…

Sometimes It Snows in April

Sometimes It Snows in April

It’s been a tempestuous month. There’s been some highs and lows, but the pendulum is sweeping in a positive direction. For starters, I landed a job at the University of Connecticut. I’ll be doing a variety of publicity and marketing…

Feeling Emotions Pull

Feeling Emotions Pull

On the March 29, 2016 episode of THE TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy Fallon hosted musical guest Michael Stipe, the frontman of R.E.M., who performed a beautiful rendition of David Bowie‘s “The Man Who Sold the World” in promotion of the upcoming…