Monthly Archives: July 2006

Futon looking for a good home

Hey local folks, Anyone looking for a new-to-you futon? It’s a double-bed sized 8″ thick mattress, with a metal/wood frame (that’s easy to take apart/put back together again). We were hoping to get some money for it, but we’re flexible — and are really just looking for a good home for it. Email me or […]

Jeanette Winterson on Faith and Reason

A quote from show #3 of the seven part PBS series: BILL MOYERS: How do you compare the gods of Greek mythology, with the God of the Old Testament? JEANETTE WINTERSON: Well, of course, it’s monotheism. The God of the Old Testament, Yahweh is one God. And the Greek gods were many. They were a […]

Non-verbal communication & personal accountability

This has been a much beleaguered topic in classroom discussions, especially as of late. Non-verbal communication is an interesting topic — but it’s also one that is misunderstood. One thing that I tell my students, as I teach them about personal accountability regarding their communication, is that they are partially responsible for how they are […]

Best Colbert interview yet.

Maybe it’s because the DC representative gets really pissed off at him — but this exchange is too priceless not to immortalize on the blog. This morning our sewer line backed up, so it’s been a (literally) shitty day. This interview helps to alleviate some of the day’s earlier stinkiness.

Mostly harmless.

Don’t panic! It looks like my site has made it into the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Blogosphere. That’s a nice surprise for a Thursday. (and the timing of it is pretty remarkable, especially considering I’ve picked up HHGTG on tape, and I’m halfway through book 1)

I like the sound of that!

I’m scheduled to go into a meeting tomorrow, where we’ll discuss the different benefits that will be a part of my University employment. On the appointment confirmation email, the person wrote “Dear Professor Bennetch” — not exactly true, considering I’m at the bottom-of-the-feed-chain* as an Instructor, but I think I’ll enjoy the misnomer of that […]

Should America invade Saskatchewan?

Because today’s a day for a little Rick Mercer talking to Americans – Part 2Part 3Part 4and Part 5 am I offically less of a patriot because I find this so hilarious?