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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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Paul, he makes some good points that remind me of some that Bill Maher has made. Funny, the Dilbert creator was on Maher a few weeks ago. Thanks for the article. Jeff
Critical Thinking Hardly a day ever passes in which I do not hear the biting quote that the brilliant king of cynicism George Carlin once said during a performance: “When you’re born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front-row seat.”... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Muscle by Samuel Wilson Fussell The Vegetarian by Han Kang Strangers Drowning by Larissa MacFarquhar Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Caitlin Doughty From Critical Thinking to Argument Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
First Option Defend, support, or refute the argument that Man’s Search for Meaning gives us a cogent, appropriate and insightful analysis for evaluating Nikolai’s moral dissolution in the Chekhov short story “Gooseberries.” Second Option: Defend, support, or complicate the argument... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
Second Option: Defend, support, or complicate the argument that the determinism evident in the 1999 Alexander Payne film Election is a compelling refutation of Frankl's notion that we are free to find meaning as a cure for our despair and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
Blue Book Exam for Wednesday, July 6 Analyze the manner in which the fable Death in Tehran explains the entire book Man's Search for Meaning. Your thesis should have 4 mapping components, and your essay must have 4 supporting body... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
Ed, I like the part where you can just tell it when to wake you up. My wife will like that.
Gary, I wish I could make room for one in my home or replace a current radios, but everything is working well.
I wonder what happened, Ed.
My jury duty is complete, so there is class tonight at 6 PM. Thank you. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Breakthrough Writer
Jonny and others told me that climbing the ladder doesn't cure the disease. But some people say climbing the ladder cures the re-buy problem. That's possible. But the only watch I like that is higher tier is the Breitling Super Avenger, which is 4K on a good day. I have a difficult time spending 4K on a watch. I have the money, but my spirit balks at such a prospect.
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2016 on Selling the Citizen Promaster Navihawk at Herculodge
Lee, I have to be honest: I haven't desired the MM300 for 4 months or so. My Kinetic Diver SUN019 is the most beautiful diver watch I've ever owned.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2016 on Selling the Citizen Promaster Navihawk at Herculodge
For some reason, this one doesn't sing.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2016 on Selling the Citizen Promaster Navihawk at Herculodge
I hear you. New radio models have bugs. It's good to wait for the bugs to come out if ever.
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I've been wanting a Citizen Promaster Navihawk since I first saw it 2 months ago or so. It's a nice watch, but in person it doesn't float my boat like it did on the online photographs. I decided to keep... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at Herculodge
I agree. The stereo version is more appealing.
The radio market hasn't intrigued me much the last few years; however, Ante mentioned the Sangean WR-50 and it looks very appealing and very promising.
Ante, I really love that Sangean WR-50, looks very promising. I may have to get one.
The good news is that I suffer no abrupt volume increases with the headphones. My home, two miles from Ed's, doesn't have his AM interference problem. As I recall, Ed lives near a wire transformer.
Forgive me for not being clear. What I should have said is that by 15 the radio is as loud as the old one was at 40. But you can crank up the volume beyond 15. I haven't gone beyond 17 because my ears couldn't handle it .
I didn't know there was a 2.0 until I opened the radio from the box and noticed the different buttons. I just double checked volume. I'd say 15, not 10, is high volume.
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I haven’t had a radio review in a while. Sedated on the Sangean Kool-Aid evidenced by a Sangean U3 worksite radio in my office/gym, a Sangean PR-D4 in the kitchen, a Sangean-made C.Crane CCRadio-2E in the bathroom, and the Sangean... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Herculodge
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Gary, the case gets worse the longer I own it. I'm selling it. In radio news, I should do a pictorial review of the Sangean WR-2 because I bought a new one and was surprised to see that it has a different interface than the one I had that got fried by the electric company. I prefer the old interface but I'll go into it later today.
Find Fragments and Comma Splices The other night I consumed a tub of Greek yogurt with peanut butter and honey so I'd have enough energy to watch a documentary about world hunger. I wasn't really hungry, I was anxious. Whenever... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Breakthrough Writer
Blue Book Exam for June 23: In a 500-word essay, support, refute, or complicate Alfie Kohn’s assertion from “Degrading to De-grading” that grading is an inferior education tool that all conscientious teachers should abandon. On June 21 of your syllabus,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Breakthrough Writer