Let Them Eat Pie; or, And Now We Are Four

This blog made its debut four years ago this month — on July 23, 2010 — 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…

This Job Can Kill You. Literally.

As you likely already know, Margaret Mary Vojtko — 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.  As Daniel Kovalik writes, “Even…

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Academia & Education: Resolutions for a New Academic Year: A survival guide for higher education in perilous times. Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 Sept. 2017.  There’s also a related blog post. In Search of Lost Time. On academic overwork, published in Inside Higher Ed, 3 Mar. 2014. I also published a list of Further…