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ever the student version of a scholar/martial artist/musician/human being.
ever the student version of a scholar/martial artist/musician/human being.

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I’ve seen a few more articles pop up on the topic, all of them interesting in various ways: –A generally thoughtful article by Cameron Okeke on what “safe spaces” at U Chicago actually mean to those who use them, and how their existence helped him survive…
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I suppose this should start off with a warning that I speak only as an individual and that some people are likely to be offended if they keep reading. [Also, the above image was pulled from a very good article by Soraya Chemaly on what trigger warnings…
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A couple days ago somebody retweeted this post, which I thought was vaguely interesting and not unexpected. You see this weird medieval stuff from time to time, and it doesn’t make a whole heck of a lot of sense: lololol the alt right is seriously…
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It occurred to me that, while part 1 of my analysis of the MIT-West Point study was somewhat widely read, part 2, which delved into the study’s significance, was not. To that end, here are both parts in one post, so that you can read them together. Or you…
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Facebook tells me that I posted pictures of my visit to the National Gallery of Art today six years ago. 2009 was a difficult year, but that visit to DC for July 4th was a bright spot. Anyway, reviewing some of the photos reminds me of just what a…
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Rather than "where are you doing your postdoc?", a better question is "what are you up to these days?"
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In the days after the attempted coup, or putsch, or whatever you want to call…whatever that was…there’s naturally been a torrent of information, misinformation, rumor, supposition, and analysis on what’s been happening in Turkey (including my two cents’).…
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A somewhat different kind of column today, riffing off some thoughts inspired by an article in Times Higher Education.  I read a great column today by Rachel Moss about the necessity of kindness as a human, a societal quality, in Britain post-Brexit, and…
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//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsSo, at the moment it looks like the coup against Erdogan has failed, or is in the process of failing, and my money is NOT on Erdogan mending his ways or adjusting his policy, regardless of who was behind the coup or how…
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