Archive for April, 2006

The highest compliment

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

One of my students paid me the highest compliment (to my mind) yesterday in a conference. She always has a lot of trouble settling down to a topic on her papers (as in, the paper is due on Monday, they’ve been working on it for two weeks already, and she came up with another new […]


Thursday, April 20th, 2006

A few things I’ve been thinking about, some by way of explanation: I continue to find our dual celebration of holidays amusing. Neither Dan nor I “feel” Christian in any way, but we’re also not going to turn down the Cadbury creme eggs when they come around. This year’s winner for the Bizarre Blending of […]

For the record

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

I just want to go on the record as saying that I’m keeping my instructions to my students intentionally vague, to a certain extent. I’ve been getting a lot of comments from them on the last few papers, and the comments tend to revolve around “This class is harder than other classes. Why aren’t you […]