Archives: May 2010

RSA 2010

I’m at RSA in Minneapolis for awhile. I have mentioned this before, but I like this conference a lot more than I like CCCC; it’s hard to find a dud panel (I went to three today, and all of them were good). My presentation on rhetoric in the post-resurrection accounts is tomorrow at noon; stop

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Call for Proposals – Style = Composition

Star Medzerian and I are putting together a collection on style – in the rhetoric and composition sense of the word. Feel free to distribute this CFP to anyone you think might be interested. Call for Proposals: Style = Composition Deadline: August 31, 2010 Style has enjoyed a renewed presence and legitimacy in our discipline

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Lost

The TV series Lost is almost over. I’m going to miss my weekly ontological fix, but all things must pass, as George Harrison used to say. I’m also going to expect that its conclusion, coming on May 23rd, will not be very conclusive; if you are also watching the show and are expecting all your

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Kagan

Seems like the White House has leaked that Elena Kagan will be the SCOTUS  nominee. I’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating; this is a bad pick. It’s not Harriet Miers bad – I don’t see the Democrats derailing her, especially after Obama’s health care win – but it’s a definite missed opportunity for

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Obit for the world’s meanest cat

I haven’t posted much in the last two weeks because my 8-yr-old cat, Kota, was dying. I took her to the vet and put her down this morning. It was not easy. Back in mid-April she stopped eating much of anything or doing much besides breathing heavily. Tests were inconclusive. Her breathing got worse and

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