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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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Thanks for the heads up, Ken. I agree with your point, Gary.
Email: jmcmahon@elcamino.edu Office: PE4; extension 5673 Website: Critical Thinker http://herculodge.typepad.com/critical_thinker/ 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. Essay 1 for 180... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Critical Thinker
I love my wife's 2014 Honda Accord Sport, which looks the best in its class, but if the newly refreshed Toyota Camry gets the Lexus IS front grill and molding, it could prove a very compelling choice, especially for someone... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Herculodge
Pronoun Shifts Changes in Pronoun Point of View Pronouns and Indefinite Nouns Comma Splice Exercises (Owl) Comma Splice Exercises (Hunter College) Sentence Fragment Sentence Fragment Quiz What is parallel structure? Faulty and Correct Versions of Parallel Structure Margaret Benner's Parallel... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Breakthrough Writer
Rahma Arafa Professor McMahon English 1C 15 April 2014 The Antidote It seems that everywhere around the world, humans are rushing to find something. Maybe that is why we are called the human race. Most of us are all yearning and looking for meaning. If we suffer from the existential... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Critical Thinker
A reader emails us thus: Here is the piece which may be of interest to your readers. A better headline might be, "The bigger they are the harder they fall" From the social gossip column: http://www.montecitojournal.net/archive/20/13/ Page 24 Time will... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
Office PE4; 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 Students with Disabilities: If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact me as soon as possible. Books... Continue reading
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Posted yesterday at Herculodge
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I keep trimming the fat to get my collection down to a manageable size. I'm currently down to 8, but that still in many ways feels like too many. Why? Perhaps because as my tastes evolved and became more refined,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
Last Thursday I found out that one of my students, and his friend, contacted either flea bites or scabies from 24-Hour Fitness in Torrance. A nurse on my Facebook page said it's probably scabies. Then today, I found out that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herculodge
I just got a PRD9W for camping. My first impressions were good. Nice sound for its size, and the sound even improved a bit after a few hours of use. Very good sensitivity, but not particularly selective (there is some... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herculodge
About seven years later, having journeyed through oversized Las Vegas watches, tool divers, and pushing my price point as far as $1,000 for automatic watches like the Orient Saturation Diver, I find myself lowering my price tastes a bit as... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
One of my students came to class covered in flea bites. They were all over his arms and face. He explained he got them at 24-Hour Fitness on Crenshaw and PCH. I asked if he was sure the gym was... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herculodge
Thanks, Ulysses: How about some shiny new Seikos: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/new-seiko-prospex-kinetic-gmt-solar-models-991148.html Related articles Where There Is More Heritage in a Seiko Than a Breitling Seiko Kinetic Watches Need a Lot of Wear to Keep Going Is There a Lexus-Toyota Thing Going with... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herculodge
Have you checked out Flipping Out, a very funny show about house flipping and redesign? I usually like the watches worn by TV personalities, but one of the show's principals, Gage, wears an Oakley Time Machine Diamond Edition. Even the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
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This morning Julia, my four-year-old daughter, ran into the guest bathroom where I was showering and screamed in admonishment, "Dad, your clothes are in my room!" "I know." "But, Dad, you can't get dressed in there. That's my room!" "But... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
English 1A: The Men We Reaped The Fifth Child (summer school) English 1C: The Rise of the Warrior Cop Homage to Catalonia Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Critical Thinker
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Thanks, Angelo: Updates on two of my favorite things, a watch and a radio: The Radio Shack AM-FM pocket radio was purchased based on a Herculodge post recommending it. I'm not a techie, but as I understood it at the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
Here is the 6th edition of Rules for Writers. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Critical Thinker
Here is the 6th edition of Rules for Writers. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
good advice, Jonny, on Watchuseek. The Sumo fits better than the OSD, not that the latter is a problem. In my experience using watchuseek and watchrecon isn't very user friendly but I may give it a shot if I feel the need to sell the OSD.
Jonny, that's a good point. While my OSD is well made with great lume, its conservative styling makes it almost anonymous. I'll wear it today to get a better feeling for it but I thought of putting it on the sales block. Honesty, the Sumo sings more to me.
They know I'm obsessive in general and that having a watch pick taken before class is part of my personality. There lies the humor I guess.
That's the recommendation considering the huge security vulnerability of the Heart Bleed Bug. Even Apple is working on a patch, so I guess everyone is vulnerable. Related articles HeartBleed Bug in OpenSSL is an Open Wound on the Internet Heartbleed... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Herculodge