Getting through the mid-term push

It’s the end of October and November is looming with its angry weather and constant grading, paper submissions, grant deadlines, and the oh-so-fun job hunt. The freshness of September has worn off by now – office supplies are no longer in crisp-from-the-store condition and the ambitious to-do list tacked on the wall above the desk now seems laughably naive. This is the long, dark tunnel of the term. Soon, a light will start to peak out in the distance, and, to follow a common joke, it won’t be the light of an oncoming training.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past: Firefly Episode 7, “Jaynestown”

“He robbed from the rich, and he gave to the poor.

Stood up to the man, and he gave him what for.

Our love for him now, ain’t hard to explain:

The hero of Canton, the man they call Jaaaayne.” Read More LadyGhosts of TV Past: Firefly Episode 7, “Jaynestown”

Parenthood Recap: Thanksgiving, Braverman Style

I love holiday episodes of my favorite television shows. It just makes the characters seem more real. NBC’s Parenthood put on a classic Thanksgiving episode, complete with an argument over who was going to carve the turkey. Read More Parenthood Recap: Thanksgiving, Braverman Style