Monthly Archives: February 2008

Happy leap day!

According to folk traditions, it’s a tradition that women can propose to men in leap years. I remember Jerry telling me that after we first started dating, he looked up my name in a dictionary, only to find that one of its meanings was “the ensnarer.” Turns out I didn’t need to wait for a […]

The the impotence of proofreading

By Taylor Mali Has this ever happened to you?You work very, very horde on a paper for English clashAnd still get a very glow raid (like a D or even a D=)and all because you are the liverwurst spoiler in the whale wide wordYes, Proofreading your peppers is a matter of the the utmost impotence. […]

Praying as if there is a God

That’s the title of one of the essays in this week’s On Faith. The essay, written by author (and Jewish atheist) Geraldine Brooks, is one that I can relate to. She writes about finding herself whispering a “please help them” when hearing an ambulance cry or expressing a prayer of thanks when presented with something […]

A bit of the tropics

I made no secret of my burning resentment envy of the vacation plans of my students over Reading Week break. One of them went to Cuba for a week, a destination I’m especially jealous of, if only because you can’t get to it from the US. In class this morning I looked over my students […]

Oscars in 60 seconds

For those of you who didn’t tune in last night (from its low low ratings, apparently there’s a lot of you), here’s the Oscar’s greatest moments of the night in a concise 60 seconds: Now you know (and knowing’s half the battle!). via


“A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.” W.H. Auden via

Bet you didn’t know that

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Atheists! South Australia was the first place to allow atheists to stand for parliament. Lightning strikes atheists over seven times every hour! Reindeer like to eat atheists. Atheists are often used in place of milk in food photography, because milk goes soggy more quickly than atheists. Atheists cannot be detected […]