~ Alan Jacobs on the problematic immediacy of student evals.
~ The author of Goodnight Moon (the literature I'm most engaged with at the moment) loved Gertrude Stein.
~ Zebras in West Philly (via Dillard)
~ Prescient 2009 soliloquy about Trump running for president (via Francisco)
~ I have a student who snaps. (They explained it to me, when I inquired, as expressing something like, Wow, that's deep.)
~ Memphis mow-to-own program. I always like alternative ways of coming to ownership.
~ On welders and philosophers. That was a great moment of fun for philosophers, who aren't always mentioned in presidential debates.
~ Two of my favorites: PAL on JVS.
~ On books for sale on amazon for a penny.
~ Essential pre-Thanksgiving dinner refugee debate reading.
~Cute: "Diocese converts ambulance into mobile confessional."
~ This is old now, but I thought it was pretty sane on the campus protests:
Whereas the campus unrest of the 1960s began with a series of protests at the University of California, Berkeley in defense of free speech, campuses are erupting today for the opposite reason — because a shockingly large number of current college students (51 percent in a recent poll) believe speech and expression should be curtailed in the name of keeping those students safe from emotional harm.~ Another great critique of the university as a home here.
~ T.S. Eliot and the sexual wasteland.
~ Why and How you Should be Eating Popcorn for Breakfast. (Via Hopkins)