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I am Jeff McMahon. I teach college English, I'm married to a middle school English teacher, and we have a "rescue" dog, Gretchen, with special emotional needs, though I imagine we're now just as dependent on Gretchen as she is on us. herculogical@verizon.net
Interests: power yoga, combat conditioning, cars that possess the i've-got-to-have-it factor, vegetarian cooking, blissed-out naval-gazer and underground dream pop music, a few well-chiseled books. other website: http://herculodge.typepad.com/
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Very pricey Seiko Silver Sumo Limited Edition SPB029, about $1,400. Its official release was supposed to be in January of 2015. I wonder if it will be cheaper by then. If it were $500, it might be tempting. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
Reading and Writing Schedule Spring 2015: Based on 650 Point Total January 19 Holiday January 21 From Our Story Begins: “The Rich Brother”; crafting a thesis, prewriting January 26 “Desert Breakdown,” “The Liar”; writing introductions, prewriting and thesis January 28 “Say Yes, “Mortals”; prewriting, thesis, Toulmin model; signal phrases February... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Lesson Plan Über Alles
I read that warm water is better than hot because if the water is too hot, say boiling, it can crack the porcelain.
English 1A Signs of Life in the USA, 7th edition Our Story Begins, Tobias Wolff English 1C From Critical Thinking to Argument Man's Search for Meaning Geography of Bliss The Culture Code The New Jim Crow Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Garden hose and scrub brush and dry outside. Now that sounds like a winner. Thanks.
I have such a plunger but sadly it did not work today. The snake is for these emergencies.
Dear Mr. Man Points, I don't have any problems unclogging a toilet with a snake. The problem is cleaning the snake after I'm done with my job. The snake is disgusting, so much that I'm afraid to describe in detail... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herculodge
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Ta-Nehisi Coates has written a landmark essay for The Atlantic, "The Case for Reparations." Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
I would never sell it. It's "me." I'll wear it Tuesday.
Gary, I wear the Kinetic every day. I wear the Depthmaster once or twice per week. I wear the Tuna once a month. I have no reason why.
SWLing Post features what hopefully is a hopeful remedy to radio interference in urban areas. Related articles Four Herculodge Radio Picks for 2014 Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
Thanks, Paul: Eton Traveler III radio now available for $60 + 9 shipping from Universal Radio: http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/portable/6003.html Or $52 and free shipping from ABT: http://www.abt.com/product/81756/Eton-TRAVELERIII.html Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
Thanks, Paul: Radio industry moves to meet demand for 'hybrid' radio http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/hybrid-radio Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Herculodge
Paul has apprised us a quiet place where there is no cell phone reception and in general a "radio quiet zone." Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Herculodge
Thomas has apprised us of a radio shoot-out posted on his SWLing Post. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Herculodge
One camp praises In Pharaoh's Army for being a justified critique of American innocence and the destruction resulting from its willed ignorance, naricissism, Manifest Destiny, and vain notion of exceptionalism. Another camp of readers, however, counteragues that Wolff has laid out a worldview infected with postmodern pessimism and defeatest determinism,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Probably the longer the essay the more one can justify writing an outline first. Here is a link that debates the topic of outlining or not. via herculodge.typepad.com Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 14, 2014 at Herculodge
Probably the longer the essay the more one can justify writing an outline first. Here is a link that debates the topic of outlining or not. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Writing Effective Introduction Paragraphs for Your Essays Weak Introductions to Avoid One. Don’t use overused quotes: “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” “To be or not to be,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Critical Thinker
Writing Effective Introduction Paragraphs for Your Essays Weak Introductions to Avoid One. Don’t use overused quotes: “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Breakthrough Writer
I too live in Los Angeles area and indeed KFI does "blow torch" on AM with overload. You get this constant goose honk in the background, especially on sunny afternoons.
Ways to Improve Your Critical Reading Do a background check of the author to see if he or she has a hidden agenda or any other kind of background information that speaks to the author’s credibility. Check the place of publication to see what kind of agenda, if any, the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Critical Thinker
I was watching Charlie Rose interview Bill Maher this morning and noticed what looked like this huge, oversized watch on Charlie Rose's wrist. It looked very expensive. I said to myself, I'll bet that's a 44mm Rolex Deep Sea Dweller... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Herculodge
Frankl Lesson Two Apply Critical Thinking to Man's Search for Meaning Critical Thinking Defined (from Chapter 1 of From Critical Thinking to Argument by Sylvan Barnet and Hugo Bedau) One. What distinguishes critical thinking from plain thinking? Critical thinking is not Idle daydreaming Half absorbing data nuggets and images on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Critical Thinker
Gary, I love it as much as ever. It's definitely "me." It's good to know there are watches out there in the $500 ballpark like this. It's also good to know that appreciating the SUN019, I don't feel compelled to get a more expensive Breitling or Panerai. I'm very content with it.