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Category Archives: humor
Ennui; or, The Cat Who Read Mallarmé
La chair est triste, hélas! et j’ai lu tous les livres. [The flesh is sad, alas! and I have read all the books.]
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Rutherford B. Hayes, Who Are You–and Why Are You Tormenting Me?
In the summer of 2012, my husband and his 12-year-old daughter went on a 2,200-mile bicycle trek from Selma, North Carolina, to Austin, Texas. They slept mostly in tents, usually in a manner known to long-distance hikers and cyclists as … Continue reading
A Napple, a Norange–and a Numpire
In the third grade, we guffawed about Little Johnny, who left out the P when reciting the alphabet because it was running down his leg. Those of us with more highbrow tastes in humor also found amusing his further adventures: … Continue reading
Where There’s Smoke
At the beginning of this month, I received an email from one of my online students. She told me that she was confused about an assignment and needed some help. “I can go to the learning lab,” she continued, “but the … Continue reading
Dr. John V. Eckleburg?
I am now going to debunk all my foregoing pretensions to serious intellectualism.
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