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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 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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Violence as an Agent of Change

“When War Broke out in Heaven…” Violence is Local Terror and violence permeates our lives these days.  It is on the news, in games, in television shows and movies, on the streets and in our living rooms.  Every nine seconds … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Despair and Hopelessness

Cartoon Captures a Snapshot about the Failings of Higher Education Chan Lowe created a portrait of Higher Education in the United States “The American Undergrad’s Prayer.”  (I am repeating the prayer here, just in case they pull the cartoon from … Continue reading

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New Book “Politics of Feminisms” is Now Published

Is There More than ONE Feminism?  I am happy to share the good news with you that I have published a new book, Politics of Feminisms.  For most of my career I published in many fields of feminist interpretation.  Some … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Caves into the Cries of Bureaucrats “The U.S. Department of Education has retreated from its controversial plan to create a giant college-ratings system, top officials revealed on Wednesday. Instead, by late summer the department is now promising to … Continue reading

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I Met a Terrorist and I did not Believe Him!

Terrorism and Missouri and Kansas Before fatwas, before 9/11, before the Danish cartoons, before the war in Syria; before terror in France, Australia, Belgium, before ISIS, I met a terrorist.   Really, I am not kidding! Early on in my … Continue reading

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