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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…

Elsewhere for June 18, 2017

You should read this for 6/18/2017: Culprit hidden in plain sight in Alzheimer disease development“A new study by researchers at the University of Montana, Universidad del Valle de México, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría, Boise State, and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, heightens concerns over the detrimental short- and long-term impact…

Elsewhere for June 11, 2017

You should read this for 6/11/2017: Tim O’Reilly via Medium: Do More! What Amazon Teaches Us About AI and the “Jobless Future” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exposes her ignorance in front of Congress: What we just learned from Betsy DeVos’s painful appearance before Congress “DeVos said Tuesday on Capitol Hill that…

Elsewhere for June 4, 2016

You should read this for 6/4/2017: Bone fragment from ancient 1,500-pound ground sloth unearthed beneath Crenshaw Boulevard“For the third time in six months, crews working on a Los Angeles rail system expansion have unearthed fossils of beasts that roamed the Southland many millennia ago.” Curiosity rover finds its crater was…

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