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John Nelson
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Professor of English and New Media at DSU
Professor of English and New Media at DSU

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Fortune Tells
Sometimes the fortune that appears in a cookie is the right one--a message from the random beyond that rings true to a thing occurring in the center of your self or your choices.  Such it was a while back as the wife and I were at a Chinese restaurant and I...
Fortune Tells
Fortune Tells
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Some Kind of Journey
Somehow the wife and I got it in our heads that we needed a big van/little RV to head across the country, although we have traveled well in our little BMW convertible.  The above unit has, as I have told friends, everything that can go wrong with a house an...
Some Kind of Journey
Some Kind of Journey
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Dolphins in the Mirror
I love this story about dolphins demonstrating self-cognition, the ability to recognize themselves as themselves in a mirror.  Not many animals (besides humans) can do this, and watching them makes it clear that these young dolphins seem to enjoy seeing the...

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Riding the Rollercoaster
There's the story of the cave, Plato's version of reality in which we're chained to the cave wall, watching the shadows of chairs, or, in some cases, the digital recreation of football players vying to gain points over opposing football players.  In the dig...
Riding the Rollercoaster
Riding the Rollercoaster
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Whitman and Dickinson Again
Today I get to talk again with a group of young people about a remarkable thing, a revolution in language that began to take place with the poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson in the second half of the 19th century.  Not many people get to do the sam...

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Five Days In
So, it's clear that the landscape is changing so fast and furious it's like a flood washing away much of what was built over the last eight years.  Was it so bad?  Is this a sign of better things to come?  I don't think so.  I think it's a sign of petulance...

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Election Election Election
I'm more worried about this election cycle than any other I've been through, because I've seen the devastation that can come from a president who doesn't have a firm grasp of consequences.  And it's not just that there's still a small possibility that the U...

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Home Improvement Version 28.212
The big old house we bought years ago keeps insisting that we do something about her sagging good looks, and this summer it's the kitchen that's getting all the attention.  The poor old kitchen, with its 50's style metal cabinets, the plywood paneling "impr...
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