Ten things I will miss about Tampa and Florida

If one were to rely on pop culture, you might get the following impression of Tampa: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook

Why I’m headed to ASU

The Tampa Bay Times‘ Elisabeth Parker* wrote a very kind piece about my leaving USF that will appear in tomorrow morning’s paper. Because of space considerations and (probably) generosity on her part, the broader context of my job search was highly abbreviated. In most cases, I’m happy to be far in the background on pieces […]

From the sauna into the frying pan

Brief programming note: part of the reason why my blog-writing has been lagging this semester is because I had two major talks to prepare in the last few months. One of them was a presentation about a month ago at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, and I will be joining them this […]

Lashon hora, microaggression, and the academic asshole

There are three forms of social aggression that can infect an academic department or college and be hard to root out.1 I have been mulling these for a while and have only half-formed thoughts; it’s probably best to think of the following as a tentative classification. I hope to have time to discuss possible responses […]

Trend newspaper stories becoming quite common

The following isn’t quite the most emailed New York Times article ever, but I gather this is a draft of a feature that will shortly be appearing. Trend stories becoming common by Parke Davis “ICYMI, Thomas Friedman has a column in the┬áNYTimes again,” said the tweet. “It’s becoming a trend.” This, like so many other […]