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We Are the Champions
The recent Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the nation is brilliant in many ways, and not just because I agree with the outcome. In fact, some of more brilliant bits I'm a little more reluctant to agree with. Let me explain. The a...
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Share the Land
One of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it  –   or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them. To summarize: it is a well known fact, that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso fact...
One of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it –  or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them. To summarize: it is a well known fact, that those people who most want...
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Tell Me Something Good
[A talk presented at the 3rd annual English Studies Conference at Central Michigan Univerity. The theme was "Authority, Autonomy, Anarchy," and I was asked to give the keynote. The talk includes bits of my dissertation as well as things I've written on this...
[A talk presented at the 3rd annual English Studies Conference at Central Michigan Univerity. The theme was "Authority, Autonomy, Anarchy," and I was asked to give the keynote. The talk includes bits of my dissertation as wel...
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Lucky Man
"No, wait ... I'll tell you something," said Zaphod. "I freewheel a lot. I get an idea to do something, and, hey, why not, I do it. I reckon I'll become President of the Galaxy, and it just happens, it's easy. I decide to steal this ship. I decide to look f...
"No, wait ... I'll tell you something," said Zaphod. "I freewheel a lot. I get an idea to do something, and, hey, why not, I do it. I reckon I'll become President of the Galaxy, and it just happens, it's easy. I decide to ste...
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Live and Let Die
It's Saturday, and I have to work, so I ask if there's anything I can pick up. Since I'm stocking shelves at grocery stores, it's easy for me to grab something on my way out. "We need drinks for the pool party tomorrow," Dawn says. "Okay," I say, "what shou...
It's Saturday, and I have to work, so I ask if there's anything I can pick up. Since I'm stocking shelves at grocery stores, it's easy for me to grab something on my way out. "We need drinks for the pool party tomorrow," Dawn...
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A Day in the Life
"Will you feed Will?" she asks me. "Of course," I say. "I was planning on it." "Do you think we could crack the window open? I want to hear the rain." "Sure," I smile. "I'll close it when I come to bed." I open the window and adjust the blinds so the air ca...
"Will you feed Will?" she asks me. "Of course," I say. "I was planning on it." "Do you think we could crack the window open? I want to hear the rain." "Sure," I smile. "I'll close it when I come to bed." I open the window and...
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Mean Time Before Failure
I went to my first demolition derby when my oldest daughter was queen of the county fair. She had to attend certain events, which meant I got in for free. The demolition derby is like the deep-fried Twinkie of live entertainment: I can't say it's good, but ...
I went to my first demolition derby when my oldest daughter was queen of the county fair. She had to attend certain events, which meant I got in for free. The demolition derby is like the deep-fried Twinkie of live entertainm...
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That Smell
There's quite a lot of internet buzz about semi-nude photos of Kim Kardashian, particularly one of her backside. I'd call it much ado about nothing, but judging by the photo it's much ado about quite a lot, it seems. The photo shoot's title, "Kim Kardashian...
There's quite a lot of internet buzz about semi-nude photos of Kim Kardashian, particularly one of her backside. I'd call it much ado about nothing, but judging by the photo it's much ado about quite a lot, it seems. The phot...
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Crazy Train
"You're not here to make a choice," the Oracle tells Neo in The Matrix Reloaded , "You're here to understand a choice you've already made." I have, as far as I can tell, two great passions: music and writing. Added to these are what I take to be two lesser ...
"You're not here to make a choice," the Oracle tells Neo in The Matrix Reloaded, "You're here to understand a choice you've already made." I have, as far as I can tell, two great passions: music and writing. Added to these ar...
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Hey Joe
I love the beginning of the fall semester. I love the feeling of a fresh start. I love the excitement on campus. I love the lingering rays of summer sunlight as autumn approaches. As much as I love the time away, by the end of the summer I'm ready to be bac...
I love the beginning of the fall semester. I love the feeling of a fresh start. I love the excitement on campus. I love the lingering rays of summer sunlight as autumn approaches. As much as I love the time away, by the end o...
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Stuck in the Middle with You
I pull into the Meijer parking lot at 2:30 and punch in on my Blackberry (yes, those still exist). For my Coke job, I'm on the road, going from store to store stocking shelves. The Blackberry is how we clock in and out and how get our route and keep track o...
I pull into the Meijer parking lot at 2:30 and punch in on my Blackberry (yes, those still exist). For my Coke job, I'm on the road, going from store to store stocking shelves. The Blackberry is how we clock in and out and ho...
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Black Coffee
Despite the sheer frequency with which I am "drinking coffee and grading papers" on Facebook, I'm not as much of a coffee snob as one might think. I do drink it black, as God intended (when asked how he liked his coffee, my grandfather would say "in a cup")...
Despite the sheer frequency with which I am "drinking coffee and grading papers" on Facebook, I'm not as much of a coffee snob as one might think. I do drink it black, as God intended (when asked how he liked his coffee, my g...
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Writing instructor at Central Michigan University
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I can roll my tongue and whistle through it.
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  • Michigan State University
    PhD in American studies, 2002 - 2012
  • Central Michigan University
    Master of Music in Composition, 2000 - 2002
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