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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. [email protected]
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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My beater is my Eco Drive Pro Diver, which I bought in 2006 or 2007 and which started the madness.
I like it but I'm spoiled by higher tier timepieces. If I didn't have a watch and this came in the mail, I'd be overjoyed.
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I put my Citizen Promaster Carbon Eco Drive BJ2135 for sale within 12 hours of acquiring it. It looks nice but I know I won't wear it as I'm a mechanical too diver person, so this beauty has got to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
Thomas has apprised us of the portable radio weak signal shoot-out with surprising results. Sony, anyone? Related articles SWLing Post Does a Weak Signal Radio Test Best SW Radios for Travel Featured on SWLing Post Don't You Love Freebie Complainers? Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
In the next week, I may put the Tuna on its rubber strap, which seems to bring out the true spirit of that watch.
Sorry for the lack of posts. As reported at Tech Crunch, DDoS attacks against my blog service typepad the last 5 days. The last status report is that the issues are almost resolved with new defense systems being put in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herculodge
Good point about the attitude, Ulysses. The oversized watch too often is a compensation device.
"Understated presence" is what it's all about. I see people on TV wearing 44mm Rolex and Panerai models and the impression goes deeper than a cheap 52mm watch.
Invicta got me used to the watch "staying" on my wrist and not "disappearing." But I exaggerate. I didn't buy a Tuna to make problems. It was supposed to make me happy, not be a source of torment: "Should I wear it on a bracelet or the strap? Oh, misery has found me once again!"
I used to own an orange Depthmaster. I found that while I liked the orange dial, I didn't like the way it contrasted with the black bezel (too Halloween), so I sold it but found myself missing the amazing lume... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
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Yesterday, Mike, my friend and former student, about to go on a date, came over for a pep talk while rocking an Invicta Master of the Oceans 5023, a gift from me. The 50mm bezel played well on his wrist.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
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Youngtae An McMahon English 1C 2014.4.16 Man's Search for Meaning In Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl tells the very personal story of his experience as a prisoner in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. He presents this story in the form of an essay in which he shares... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Critical Thinker
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This is an exceptional price on a second generation orange and black Seiko Black Monster. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herculodge
Write two paragraphs, each about 150 words, which present an extended definition of Jim Crow 1.0 and Jim Crow 2.0. AKA "The New Jim Crow." Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Critical Thinker
Quiz 1 Due April 23 in class In 333 words, explain how social media, according to Turkle, encourages dehumanization and narcissism. Quiz 2 Due May 5 in class In 333 words, defend or refute the accusation that Alone Together is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
Thanks for the heads up, Ken. I agree with your point, Gary.
Email: [email protected] 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
Rahma Arafa Professor McMahon English 1C 15 April 2014 The Antidote In the 2010 film The Switch, Wally Mars is famous for saying, "It seems that everywhere around the world, humans are rushing to find something. Maybe that is why we are called the human race." Indeed, most of us... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 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 Apr 15, 2014 at Herculodge
Office PE4; Work Phone: 5673; email:[email protected] 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
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Breakthrough Writer
Posted Apr 15, 2014 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 Apr 15, 2014 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 Apr 14, 2014 at Herculodge