Because my mother is dying, I think a lot about grief. Indeed, because we’ve been in a pandemic for most of the past two years, you too might be drawn into grief with greater frequency than you typically are. In the past year, I’ve listened to countless podcasts and done a bit of grief-themed reading.
This blog made its debut four years ago this month –Â on July 23, 2010 –Â and it’s still here. Looking back over the past year’s worth of blog posts, I notice a few trends. The blog has retained its focus on children’s literature and comics but has also devoted more time to academia and activism. Academia
As you likely already know, Margaret Mary Vojtko –Â an adjunct professor of French for 25 years – was found dead on her front lawn on September 1st. Facing mounting medical bills and lacking money to maintain or even heat her house, she died of a heart attack earlier that day.Â As Daniel Kovalik writes, “Even
Academia & Education: Resolutions for a New Academic Year: A survival guide for higher education in perilous times.Â Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 Sept. 2017. Â There’s also a related blog post. In Search of Lost Time. On academic overwork, published inÂ Inside Higher Ed, 3 Mar. 2014. I also published a list of Further