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Elsewhere for August 13, 2017

You should read this for 8/13/2017: A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming SentencesI don’t know that it’s fading, actually. I do think that the so-called “Transformational grammar” evangelized by Noam Chompsky is useless if you’re not a linguist. Who Is Killing American Women? Their Husbands And Boyfriends,…

Elsewhere for August 6, 2017

You should read this for 8/7/2017: Maxine Waters also persists; antique bison, what would the Romans do, legal brief with side of snark, Fox and lying liars, hummingbirds, vikings, and vixens, sex really isn’t supposed to hurt, honest, and (behind the cut) more 💩🔥💰 idiocy Maxine Waters is badass Fairbanks scientists…

Elsewhere for July 30, 2017

You should read this for 7/30/2017: Predatory Journals Hit By ‘Star Wars’ Sting Via NPR: You Asked, We Answered: What Happened to the People in That N.H. Ghost Town? Four Rice Boys Captured by Native Americans in 1704; Three Rice Boys Decide To Stay A Barred owl, crows, and mobbing….

Ich Am From Irelande

This is one of those early poems that’s particularly dear to my heart; there»s an almost infectious joy in the invitation to “Come and dance.” This Middle English lyric is by one of my very favorite poets, Anonymous. She’s quite prolific, and exceedingly long-lived.1)In all seriousness, I have no real…

Elsewhere for July 23, 2017

You should read this for 7/23/2017:   Joel Clement was Director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Interior Department until last week. He is now a senior adviser at the department’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue.<a href=”https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/im-a-scientist-the-trump-administration-reassigned-me-for-speaking-up-about-climate-change/2017/07/19/389b8dce-6b12-11e7-9c15-177740635e83_story.html>I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration….

Elsewhere for July 16. 2017

You should read this for 7/16/2017: The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility “For a while now, I’ve been thinking about how terms like ‘white privilege,’ ‘inclusion’ and ‘unconscious bias’ all sound just . . . too nice. Don’t they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a…

David Brooks and Sandwich Gate

Who the Hell is David Brooks? I asked myself this after reading a parody “I Am David Brooks’ Friend With Only A High School Degree. I Have Never Seen A Sandwich and All I Know Is Fear” in The Yale Record. Brooks is a writer with an op-eEd column in…

Elsewhere for July 9, 2017

You should read this for 7/9/2017: Thomas Jefferson’s Enslaved Mistress Sally Hemings’ Living Quarters FoundThomas Jefferson’s Enslaved Mistress Sally Hemings’ Living Quarters Found “ Archeologists have excavated an area of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello mansion that has astounded even the most experienced social scientists: The living quarters of Sally Hemings, the enslaved mistress of Jefferson, who,…

Elsewhere for July 2, 2017

You should read this for 7/2/2017: New TSA Policy May Lead to Increased Scrutiny of Reading Material When my father died, and I flew back East for the service, I had dissertation materials with me, including manuscript photographs of Cotton Nero MS A.X, art.3 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,…

Elsewhere for June 25, 2017

You should read this for 6/25/2017: Quantum entanglement, science’s ‘spookiest’ phenomenon, achieved in space “In a new study in the journal Science, Pan and his colleagues report that they were able to produce entangled photons on a satellite orbiting 300 miles above the planet and beam the particles to two different…

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