Monthly Archives: May 2014

Hitler, Santa Claus, Russians, and Nukes: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About the North Pole in 45 Minutes or Less

Subtitle: Alaska’s role in North American strategic defense before, during, and after the Cold War Here is a draft(y) selection of notes from a talk I delivered at George Washington High School in Chicago in March 2014: First, I introduce myself … Continue reading

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Bits from “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society”

My friend NT found The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows in the bargain bin at her library and gave it to me before we moved. I rediscovered it, as yet unread, … Continue reading

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“Esoteric Sh*t,” or Why I Love The “Canterbury Tales”

This post is goes out to AR and any other medievalists who might be reading, with love from another often esoteric part of the humanities. I mean, some people don’t even know what street Canada is on. Way back in … Continue reading

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“What Graphic Novels Tell Us About Cancer Care, Greedy Stories, and the Ethnographic Method”

A few weeks ago, I went to a talk about cancer narratives in graphic novel / comics format. The write-up, “Stories from Comics Academe: Visualizing a Story of Cancer’s Culture” is over at Women Write About Comics if you are interested!

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What is even happening, Chicago Manual of Style?

Hot on the heals of “Everything you never wanted to know about indexing a book,” let’s dish about the Chicago Manual of Style. First of all, I will say that this sucker, which clocks in around 1,000 pages, is incredibly … Continue reading

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Everything you never wanted to know about indexing a book

You might foolishly think, as I did, that indexing a book couldn’t possibly be that difficult. It’s that sort of thinking that got me into this mess in the first place! Perhaps, technically, a very well-trained monkey could maybe do … Continue reading

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About Feeding Babies

If you are interested, you can check out a post by an excellent nurse of my acquaintance. Just follow the link to read about Infant Feeding in the Age of Hyper-Connectivity.

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Quebec Carto-Caricatures (launch)

Just a quick note to inform you that, being of potentially unsound mind, I’ve shared my collection of Quebec cartoons over at a new blog called “Québec Carto-Caricatures.” It includes both symbolic (for example, a dog labelled “Quebec”) and cartographic … Continue reading

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Pro-craft-ination

Back by popular demand: Amanda’s adventures in craft-based procrastination. After reviewing three articles for a journal and co-authoring an article for The Leveller and indexing a book and marking midterms and generally getting up to Important Work, I decided to take … Continue reading

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From the Files…

We’re taking a momentary break from your regularly scheduled program to bring you some textertainment (mainly mine, so I can reread these in one place without having to scroll back through my archaic phone). I present to you some amazing … Continue reading

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