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a pair of pink and white boxing gloves lie on a concrete surface
A brilliant online ad for the current administration's re-election bid highlights the reality of how ill-prepared the Democrats are to win the coming fight.
On a rope bridge, how solid are the sides? How constrained is the hiker? How important is the connection? Why use a rope bridge anyway?
Listing references at the end of a printed text no longer makes sense in a world of digital media. Here's how to re-imagine references that work everywhere.
When teachers crack down on proper citation styles (like MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.), they ignore the modern ability to connect any two texts. Why persist?
Audiobook cover for Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
I offer reflections on ways introversion affects — I dare say enriches — aspects of life typically overlooked by the norms of social expectations.
Reviewing Star Trek: Into Darkness, with particular focus on characters and music, plus a dose of frustration for how closely it mirrored previous films.
Bright yellow flowers peek out through some snow. What have they been up to?
Students enter college with an intellectual-capital deficit that FYC courses can help correct, teaching students to construct their own knowledge.

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