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Thoughts while reading Vanity Fair on a rainy Sunday morning

Johnny Depp Is it ironic that this advertisement presents Angelina Jolie is posed on what I imagine is some tributary to Tonle Sap with a Louis Vuitton bag that cost the equivalent of several years’ annual income for a local … Continue reading

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I need a job and you should really hire me. Here’s why:

I am a teacher. I mean, I am a lot of things, but one of the more significant ones is that: Teacher. There are all sorts of teachers. In fact, some of my most influential teachers have not been found … Continue reading

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Essay requirement from the Oxford Gods goes to the dogs

Since 1932, and on and off prior to that, Oxford has been requiring as essay as part of a multi-day assessment [it consists of 12 hours of essays over two days. Half are on the applicants’ academic specialties, the other half on general … Continue reading

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Reading Machine + Addendum

I am back to the books in a big way. I seem to have drifted from reading for a while as I was pursuing other endeavors, or being lazy, or being annoyed by reading certain things, or just being tired. … Continue reading

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I am seriously reading the Worst. Book. Ever.

I must preface this by saying I love books. I mean, really, I love them. I love to look at them, smell them, buy them, organize them, touch them, possess them, and of course, read them. I love the entire … Continue reading

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He only read the ads… we were doomed.

Sitting in one of my favorite classes in graduate school with one of my favorite professors back in 2000, we got into a discussion of the woes of Reno (of which there are many.) In particular, Professor Randlett and I … Continue reading

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Ex-Pats Read A Lot.

Ex-pat life is very strange to me in most of the ways that I view it. Ex-pats, on first glance, seem to be escapists for the most part. There is a more glamorous view, which paints them as romantic, adventurous, erudite… … Continue reading

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