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Nightmares, Hillbilly Parents, and the Legacy of Johnny Cash

Have you had a chance to watch the mini-series Country Music by Ken Burns? We spent several nights glued to our TV learning a lot about Country Music.  When I was a kid, we never heard the term “Country Music.”  … Continue reading

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Mid-Twentieth Century Blues. Chapter Six. The Students

Once Inspiring, Students Became a Downdraft! Teaching was an artform for me.  Early in my career, I gave up opportunities to advance to administrative positions because I loved being in the classroom.  Student discussions were vibrant.  Cracking open a window to other cultures … Continue reading

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Mid-Twentieth Century Blues. Chapter Four. Part Two!

A Bag of Nails and a Hammer Prelude Retirement gives you time to think.  As I look back upon the bureaucrats and professors who were essentially my enemies, I wonder if they were threatened by Religious Studies?  So many on … Continue reading

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Mid-Twentieth Century Blues. Chapter Four, Part One.

Inescapable Institutional Violence   “For the beauty of strong courageous women is ugly by misogynist standards of “beauty.”      Mary Daly  Prelude Sometimes you get caught up in a cause or a battle and you cannot step away from … Continue reading

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Mid-Twentieth Century Blues. Chapter Three!

Campus Culture.  Misogyny  Prelude The vignettes of campus life below seem to be only on the fringe of my experiences. There was so much more!  This chapter hops from one skirmish to another, like battles in a war.  Terrorists hurled … Continue reading

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Mid-Twentieth Century Blues, Chapter Two!

Choosing College  I was privileged to come from a family of working poor and knew that I could survive on very little cash.  (I say privileged here because my childhood prepared me for the rest of my life.)  All of … Continue reading

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“Mid-Twentieth Century Blues” from “Signals from Mars”

Excerpts from the book,  Final Exam Jihad.  An Opportunity for Loneliness Signals from Mars is a blog where I write about controversial issues.  Final Exam Jihad is a heartfelt attempt to explain what it was like to work as a … Continue reading

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Call an Ambulance! She is Heading for the Classroom Again!

No Credit – Travel Workshops are Right Around the Corner! Retired in 2014, I thought my academic days were over!  It was time to start a new chapter in my life, whatever that was!  Post-professor life included four years of … Continue reading

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Students Were Afraid to Learn About Other Religions!

The Classroom Became a War Zone! Excerpt from Final Exam Jihad.  An Opportunity for Loneliness.  “You and Me” We started together, you and me.  We were new on campus.  We found new friends and faced new challenges.  Some of us … Continue reading

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Final Exam Jihad is Published!

A Professor’s Memoir That May Shock You! Creating this memoir about my career in higher education was both a wrenching and uplifting experience.  As I scoured the thousands and thousands of documents that I had saved over decades, I realized … Continue reading

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