Dissertation

Most of us saw or heard the campaign ads for the gubernatorial race for Florida. Ron DeSantis, dressing his infant daughter in MAGA motif pajamas, helping her with border wall building blocks, and reading her a faux bedtime story about the fanciful mind of Donald Trump. Unfortunately, the internal xenophobic...

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  • August 4, 2021

This continues the diary of two days ago. Nostalgia is a coping mechanism at the place known for its association with William Faulkner. Oxford Mississippi is a place where the nostalgia for a lost cause remains a kind of delusion. When injuries are imagined and retribution seems easy, this happens where...

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  • December 24, 2020

Of course, Tucker Carlson is a journalist in the same sense that Joseph Goebbels was. Which means, not at all.  The Hill: Fox News host Tucker Carlson took aim at incoming first lady Jill Biden on Monday evening, downplaying her doctoral degree in education amid the escalating controversy over whether she should use the...

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  • December 15, 2020

On a day when Trumpite dead-enders vigorously blasphemed out of pretty much every orifice (I kinda wanted to show up to their faux-Christian pity party with a giant “Where’s Your God Now?” sign), this might be the craziest thing you’ll see today. Needless to say, this is bonkers times infinity: x...

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  • December 12, 2020

I have not gotten much work done this week. I have at least for now suspended work on my dissertation, and it was only yesterday that I again began correcting student papers (although I have stayed current on email correspondence with students and parents). I have two more classes (out...

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  • November 8, 2020

to finish my doctorate. I abandoned my previous attempt almost 20 years ago with a dissertation almost half written for a variety of reasons I choose not to revisit now.  In the meantime, my interests had changed greatly and I was no longer excited by the topic on which I...

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  • July 15, 2020

I could go into a long pedagogical dissertation about allostatic loads or adverse childhood experiences but why complicate a simple premise. I will let the fear of a little girl speak for me: The above incident took place in upstate New York, in an area I lived near for three...

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  • June 15, 2020

Like an 8-year-old boy whose parents allowed him to watch Dirty Harry movies before he was ready to fully process them, Donald Trump thinks quashing protests — peaceful or otherwise —with military-style force is the best way to keep the peace. Unlike other commentators, I truly believe Trump is a Christian...

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  • June 2, 2020

I was interested in just who Jay Sekulow is.   I found out he is a very busy man.   He is so busy that he is the perfect person that Trump would have picked to be Chief Council.   He is an entertainer, an activist and reported to be one of the...

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  • January 26, 2020

So let me give some background. On May 15 I saw a posting on DC Craigslist for a private high Catholic high school in Hyattsville MD looking for a 12th grade Government teacher.  As a DC area resident since 1982, I was pretty sure that the only Catholic high school...

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  • June 14, 2019

It was shortly after 8 AM in the old Women’s Hospital in New York City.   According to the certificate the mother was Sylvia and the father was Louis, both now long since passed away, the mother, born in 1915, in 1963, the father, born in 1911, in 1995. Since coming...

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  • May 23, 2019