Archive for November, 2007

Lusher, Sexier, Britisher

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Rick Mercer is a god among men. This is proven for everyone who has even a passing interest in British history by this October 23, 2007 Rick Mercer Report segment riffing off of The Tudors, the world’s trashy “historical drama”: Lusher, Sexier, Britisher (youtube).
Make sure you watch all the way to the end of the […]

My Husband, My Hero

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

What makes a man like mine so special? Because when you arrive at work and realize you’re wearing one black boot and one brown boot, he’ll go back to the house to fetch the other ones of the pair so you can carry on your day and not look like a complete doofus.
Thanks, Mike!

Why Time Changes Suck

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Because, with an autistic child in the house, getting the hang of this fall back an hour takes, literally, days and days of five in the morning wake-ups to get through. (Spring forward is another problem involving trying to get the child to sleep before eleven.)
Thank goodness for my laptop!

Shameless Promotion

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

This year I’ll be one of the lucky few judging the 2007 History Blogging Awards. Recognizing the best history writing in the blogosphere, you may nominate in the following categories:

Best Group Blog
Best Individual Blog
Best New Blog
Best Post
Best Series of Posts
Best Writer

Triumphs in Teaching

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

So, one of the consequences of being the only person at a small university who teaches a certain subject in one language stream is that you see the same students over and over again as they work through the program. From first year through senior seminars and sometimes onwards to the M.A., I come to […]