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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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McMahon 1C Syllabus Spring 2015 Email: jmcmahon@elcamino.edu Office: H121P; extension 5673 Office Hours: M and W: 2:45-3:45 and 5:30-6; T and TH 12:30-1 and 3:30-4:15 Students with Disabilities: If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact me as soon as possible. English 1C SLOs... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Critical Thinker
We read in the Amazon book description of Jesmyn Ward's Men We Reaped that "These young men died because of who they were and the place they were from, because certain disadvantages breed a certain kind of bad luck." Support, refute, or complicate the above assertion. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Lesson Plan Über Alles
English 1A Syllabus for Jeff McMahon Spring 2015 Office H121P; Work Phone: 5673; email:jmcmahon@elcamino.edu Office Hours M and W: 2:45-3:45; T and TH: 12:30-1, 3:30-4:15 Course Catalog Description: This course is designed to strengthen the students’ ability to read with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Breakthrough Writer
English 1A Four in-class writing exam essays 50 each for 200 Two 1,200-word typed essays 100 each for 200 Final typed essay for 200 600 total points English 1C Four in class writing exam essays 50 for 200 Three typed 1,000-word essays 100 for 300 Final typed 1,200-word essay for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Lesson One Lesson Two Revised Lesson Three Revised Lesson Four Revised Lesson Five Revised Lesson Six Revised Lesson Seven Revised Successful Student Essays Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Critical Thinker
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 3 days ago at Herculodge
Reading and Writing Schedule Spring 2015: Based on 600 Point Total Four in-class writing exam essays 50 each for 200 Two 1,200-word typed essays 100 each for 200 Final typed essay for 200 600 total points January 19 Holiday January 21 Syllabus, requirements, grading January 26 From Our Story Begins:... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 Oct 16, 2014 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 Oct 15, 2014 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
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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