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Back to Square Undergrad

Posted September 26, 2011 | 18:03:55 (EST)

It has been a long hiatus for me from this blog, so let me just update you on the horrible vortex of higher ed that we have voluntarily thrown ourselves back into. Our tale has gone something like this:

Go to college at 18. Possibly choose to study something useful...

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New Year, New MLA Dreams

Posted January 5, 2011 | 09:47:26 (EST)

Merry holiday fun time and new year that hopefully isn't as crappy as 2010!! It's been a while, but I'm back and with absolutely no resolutions. In fact, get ready for it: another tirade on the academic job market.

I'll tell you a story that I can hardly believe myself....

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Elections, Change, and Short-Term Amnesia

Posted November 11, 2010 | 10:58:15 (EST)

I don't mean to sound all Nancy Negative, and I think some people probably disagree with me on this, but I don't think that the recent midterm elections will have any major impact on my current employment situation. Or my debt situation. Or my bookcase situation, which is partly a...

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Cajun College 101

Posted October 25, 2010 | 13:42:59 (EST)

I think that everyone agrees that post-secondary education is too expensive. Of all the issues that I have been reading about in this lead-up to the midterm elections, education seems to be most on the minds of younger voters. For all of the reasons I have been discussing, and more...

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Over a Cliff

Posted October 8, 2010 | 16:46:12 (EST)

When I was younger my uncle tried to get my mom to sign on to a pyramid scheme, and seriously, who doesn't know to run away as fast as they can from those things? It is a common adage that "you can't get something for nothing" in this world, so...

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Epic Fail

Posted October 1, 2010 | 18:51:33 (EST)

Default, n.
1. Failure of something, want, defect.
a. Absence (of something wanted); want, lack, scarcity of.
b. Lack of food or other necessity; want, poverty.
c. A failure in being perfect; an imperfection, defect, blemish, flaw.
2. Failure in performance.

Well, the Oxford English...

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Cats, Ketchup Sandwiches And The Wisdom of Those Who Don't Understand

Posted September 21, 2010 | 17:33:32 (EST)

First about my present economic situation.

There are some things that make me want to crawl into my comfy bed and not come out again. A negative balance in my bank account is one of them. Does it help to think that the reason why I currently have less than...

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Why Study English?

Posted September 14, 2010 | 17:43:56 (EST)

"Were you aware that liberal arts degrees are completely useless?"

"Did you want to become a worthless waste of space that would eventually be a ridiculous strain on society at large?"

"Did you know about English when you started it?"

"Do you enjoy being poor?" otherwise stated as, "Do you...

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Too Many Books, Too Few Bookcases

Posted September 14, 2010 | 11:55:54 (EST)

In June I left the best job I've ever had and the only job I've wanted for the past ten years.

Part of it was the politics of academia, I'll admit; being a professor is never as idyllic as the hopeful graduate student anticipates. But despite that, I sincerely...

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