Archives: November 2006

The grading game

There was a pretty good discussion of grading Tuesday in the composition practicum that I’ve been auditing as part of an independent study on how to teach such a course. Lately I’ve been think of grading in football terms. I’m not sure why, but I think that class kicked a neuron out of alignment. The

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Bond

I’ve seen every single one of the Bond movies, and in the last ten years or so I’ve seen the new ones all in the theater. I’ve also read a fair number of Fleming’s novels, including Casino Royale. In other words… I like the formula. I also think it’s a important franchise that, when the

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“It was a thumpin’”

The above quote reveals that even Bush, the stubbornest man currently alive, knows that the biggest political ass-kicking since Watergate has just occurred. The next couple of weeks will test the strength and resolve of Pelosi and Reid and if they can get all these new conservative Democrats to heel and challenge Bush right from

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Eve of the election

I don’t think there is any doubt the Democrats will take the House tomorrow. The only question is by how much. Wild guess – they’ll end up 20 seats ahead with Pelosi as speaker. The Senate is more iffy, though. Anything could happen there, including a 50-50 split with Cheney as tiebreaker. I will vote

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