Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I should be blogging about Afghanistan and Mad Men and the Beatles
... but who has time to blog about such things at a time like this? I’m way too busy with teaching and writing letters of recommendation and reading students’ applications and personal statements and going to meetings and reading other things and basically doing my day job. I wonder how many people realize that October is crunch time for professors. Other than other professors, of course.
And though I have to admit that I didn’t have the good sense to plan this week’s course preps back in July, I am pleased to find myself teaching The Sound and the Fury in my “Stranger than Fiction” senior seminar and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in my Intro to Disability Studies in the Humanities course. I am enjoying this immensely, and I hope that some of my students are too. Feel free to ask me about cognitive disability and narrative! I’m supposed to write a book about these things one of these days.
In the meantime, here are two Important Pictures. Each of them Tells a Story, and the two of them together tell Yet Another Story, a Story about My Life. One of these days I’ll get around to writing those stories, if you like. Especially the Story of the Broken Stick, which will make you laugh and/or cry, depending on how much you care about hockey sticks.
As for Mad Men: poor Sal.