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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.
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:
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One. How is the age of digital images different than the prior age of language? Whereas words have arbitrary, abstract meaning, images resemble the object they represent so their meaning is not abstract at tall. These images are called icons.... Continue reading
Posted 32 minutes ago at Breakthrough Writer
Julia Corbett, “A Faint Green Sell: Advertising and the Natural World” (229) One. How did the consumers’ relationship change as reflected in advertising? In the early 1990s, there was a green boom to buy products that were biodegradable and recyclable... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Breakthrough Writer
English 1A 3-5:05 M and W H310 English 1A 6-8:05 M and M H310 English 1C 2:00-3:25 H109 English 1C 4:15-5:40 H109 Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Breakthrough Writer
Seiko decided to join the XL Watch Party, no reservations, with the Marine Master Spring Drive SBDB009. I want one but doubt I ever will as the price tag of over 3K is more than I'm willing to spend. But... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
Drumright and Murphy “How Advertising Practitioners View Ethics” (199) One. What is part of the ethically bankrupt mentality that defines some advertisers? One, there is indifference to ethics, which is a non-issue in a profit-only driven business. In fact, ethics... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Breakthrough Writer
Tony has apprised us of this news about the delay of the Apple iWatch. The biggest news in the article perhaps is that Tag Heuer VP of sales Patrick Pruniaux has left Tag to work for Apple. As cool as... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
From your reading of Ben Macintyre’s A Spy Among Friends, develop a thesis that defends, refutes, or complicates the assertion that Kim Philby was not a self-serving sociopath but a committed idealist who was sincerely torn between the bonds of friendship and the duties of his idealism. From your reading... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Plagiarism isn’t limited to manuscripts detected on software; it also manifests in essays in which the students received “help” from tutors, friends, and relatives so that while their in-class essays show rudimentary literacy or, worse, severe diction, predication and verb errors, their typed essays miraculously render the elevated and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
While I considered rubber, I'm now thinking the conventional Rolex cues might be better served with a bracelet affording the OSD striking contrast: a shark mesh bracelet. So that's next. Just a little watch drama to keep me occupied.
The Swiss Watch Industry has issued a warning that diver watches are not safe in steam environments like showers, hot tubs and such. This also means I won't be doing the dishes with steamy water while wearing my Seiko Black... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herculodge
Very nice words for "Watch Guy" Robin Williams on A Blog to Watch. Williams came across as very intelligent, funny, and endearing in his Marc Maron WTF interview from the WTF podcast. May Williams rest in peace. Related articles Robin... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
Thomas Frank, “Commodify Your Dissent” (163) One. What is the “countercultural idea” in marketing? That you can brand yourself a rebel and an outsider who dares to break the rules of conformity. You are your own fierce spirit who won’t... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
I only wear my EcoZilla in the water. Here's an article that Gary sent us from A Blog to Watch about the do's and don'ts and wearing your mechanical watch. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
I concur with Gary on that point; however, no radio today will have the magic sound of an RF-2200, especially on AM.
Good point, Pablo: Here's the mint 2200 for same price:
Selling on Amazon for $195, the Seiko Superior SRP447 features a 45mm bezel and hand-winding movement, making it a very attractive black timepiece. While I've climbed the luxury ladder to acquire watches that cost three times the amount of this... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herculodge
Very tempting to shell out the required $300 to get my greedy hands on this National Panasonic R-5410B. This radio-cassette player reminds me of why I became a radio freak ten years ago. Related articles Reader Gives High Praise to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
Gary has apprised us of this Forbes interview with OJ Whatley of WatchUWant, which explains current watch trends. Related articles Manly Watch Sighting: Citizen Grand Touring Sport Diver Price Back Down on the Tecsun PL-660 Hollywood's Watch-U-Want makes its mark... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
Assignment for John Cheever Stories Defend, refute, or complicate the notion that Cheever's short stories show that sacrifice of private desires for public duty results in a sort of psychosis that leads to unhappiness and self-destruction. Use the Toulmin model to structure your argument. Put in other words: One camp... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Thanks, Gary: Here's a review of three cheap Tecsun radios by Jay Allen. It looks like they don't have much to offer. Related articles Gary Observes Tecsun PL-660's Advantages Over the Sony 7600GR Welcome To RadioJayAllen Tecsun R-308 AM/FM... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Herculodge
S. Craig Watkins, “Fast Entertainment and Multitasking in an Always-On World” One. How is pop culture like “snack culture”? Because we devour smaller and smaller bites of entertainment and information so that our brains’ attention span gets smaller and smaller... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
I was looking for a more classic look to complement the "Rolex" cues on the Orient Saturation Diver, so I oped to take off the Super Engineer II and put on the Endmill, both bracelets by Strapcode, which has been... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Herculodge
I recently moved and sadly the RF is insane to the point that even strong locals come in as hiss. Not fair! I am selling some of my prized babies and wonder if anyone of your followers would be interested.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Herculodge
Scott Jaschik, “A Stand Against Wikipedia” One. What is Wikipedia’s credibility problem? The problem with Wikipedia is that it is protean, changing shape, evolving. All this change is based in part by random people who contribute information that may or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Breakthrough Writer
Tony has apprised us of this article about a watch company that wants to bring transparent pricing and no more phony mark-ups in their watches. Related articles Rush Limbaugh Says Goodbye KFI, Hello KTLK Starting Bid of $50,000 for Fully... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Herculodge