We’re back in Potterville, and I’m back in the saddle again with nothing to do but write for a whole month! Yippee-kai-ai-ay and yee-haw to that. While I’m working away at my day job, go read this post by Echidne, in which she discusses the ways in which the media discuss the “fertility crisis” in … Continue reading Back in the saddle again
There are a number of you in town this week for the world’s largest Independence Day rodeo, and we welcome you and your spending money. Potterville is the place to be for PRCA action this week! But, please: if you stop a local to ask for directions, try to listen to us and answer our … Continue reading Dear out-of-towners,
After years of being an internationally-renowned place for sex reassignment surgery for forty years, Trinidad, Colorado no longer has a doc in town to do the work. The Denver Post reports that Dr. Marci Bowers, herself a transgender surgery patient at one time, has moved to San Francisco because of what sounds like an extremely stupid business … Continue reading Trinidad hospital slays the goose that laid the golden egg
“Brand New Key,” by Melanie, which might be a flashback for some of you. I like this 8mm movie directed by Nancy Walterscheid back in the day: I hope you’re enjoying a lovely, warm autumn afternoon.
It’s Stampede season here, friends, and we’re all excited about rodeo days and the world’s largest Independence Day rodeo, right here in Potterville! Heck’s’a’poppin’. First up, the hearings for Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court start today. Tenured Radical has a nice round-up of her own, with some quality links for your enjoyment. I liked this … Continue reading Monday round-up: Stampede-a-riffic!
From a distance, of course–Potterville is about 1,137 miles away, 4,659 feet higher, and 70 degrees colder than San Diego this morning. Damn! but I wish I were waking up in the Hotel del Coronado today. It’s -11 here now–but it will be sunny, at least! The sun is about the only thing San Diego will have … Continue reading Checking in on the AHA-hahahahaha? (Lolsob.)
Well, friends: we’re in the midst of a butt-chapping deep freeze, thanks to an Alberta Clipper that just won’t quit. It’s -15 degrees Fahrenheit here in Potterville, and won’t get above freezing until sometime this weekend. Those of you in the East might be enjoying a snow day today, so here are a few tidbits … Continue reading Thursday Round-up: chapping your a$$ edition!
I had an e-mail exchange yesterday with a good friend of mine from when I lived in–let’s call it Winesburg*–Ohio. He left Winesburg a few years after I moved out to Baa Ram U. He told me today that the junior scholar who replaced him there really likes her job. He writes, Apparently, this new assistant prof loves it … Continue reading The academic life: movin' on.
Who can resist “The Grandaddy of ‘Em All?” It’s high rodeo season out here on the high plains desert–check out this bareback rider, courtesy of the Denver Post. There’s a reason you don’t meet too many rodeo cowboys over the age of 21–especially not the bull riders. (One exception: calf-roping teams frequently feature “senior citizens,” … Continue reading Sunday round-up: Rodeo Days edition
And of course, I do so affectionately, since I like teaching at the old Aggie school because of days like yesterday, when some of the Ag students put on a show-and-tell for the rest of the university in a plaza in-between the Liberal Arts college and the library. The big guy at left is the university mascot known … Continue reading Why I call this place Baa Ram U.