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10 Books That Have Made Me Who I Am
I accept the challenge of Nathan Koozer and have come up with the following list of books that meet this
criteria: "List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way... Don't
over think it." These books all came to me at critical moments
in my life and...

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Crisis in the Humanities? Ask the Organization Man.
There is a great deal of talk about the so-called crisis in the humanities today.This is nothing new as the perceived value of the humanities has risen and fallen over time. There are some fascinating periods of time in which the
humanities were greatly val...

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You Lost Me at Bruno: Review of Cosmos 2.0
A Historian of Science's
Review of Cosmos 2.0: You Lost Me at Bruno Carl Sagan inspired my love
for science as a kid. I eagerly followed everything he did from Cosmos, to
Contact, to Carson. I eventually earned a Ph.D. in the history of science from
Case We...

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My Thoughts on Cosmos 2.0
Carl Sagan
inspired my love for science as a kid. I eagerly followed everything he did
from Cosmos, to Contact, to Carson. I eventually earned a Ph.D. in the history of science from Case Western Reserve University. And I show a few of the Cosmos episodes in...

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The Bowles Debate at RateMyProfessor.com....
The following is a deeply insightful pedagogical debate about my teaching skills excerpted from the online site RateMyProfessors.com. I can usually predict when one of these anonymous posts will appear...after a disgruntled student gets a bad grade or an en...

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Becomming a Footnote in History...
When I first considered going to graduate school in 1991 I set a seemingly small goal for myself—to be footnoted just
once. I shared this odd idea with my father, and while it seemed insignificant, I explained it to him like this. To be
footnoted I would ha...

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My lament that the US government will not let me look at this waterfall.

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This was in response to a Facebook debate.
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