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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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English 1C Jeffrey McMahon Lesson for “An Anxious Man” by James Lasdun Student Who Objects to James Lasdun’s “Cheap Determinism” Our Professor McMahon, gleefully presenting himself as the Prophet of Doom, has assigned us the dreary short stories of James Lasdun, whose vision of humankind is saddled with a sad... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Essay One: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl Support, defend, or complicate the assertion that Full Potency Frankl, not Frankl Lite, is the only appropriate philosophy in the face of the kind of inevitable suffering and existential vacuum described in Frankl’s book. Be sure to use the Toulmin or... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Selling for $121 on Amazon, the Eton Feild Radio with RDS already has 14 reviews and is averaging about 4.5 stars. Most complaints are about lack of SSB and mediocre SW reception. Is it much more than a Grundig S450?... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herculodge
My friend who works in advertising recommended a Canon at the 400 price point two years ago and it's been great. Those watches are idols, man. I'm one to talk.
I'm glad you got a gunmetal Seiko for your collection, Gary.
Jonny, $390 is more like it for a Canon Powershot.
Critical Thinking 1C Four in-class writing exams: 50 each Three typed 1,000-word essays: 100 each One Final 1,200-word essay 200 Annotated bibliography: 50 Attendance and Class Participation: 50 800 Total Points English 1A Three In-Class Essays 50 Two Typed Essays 100 Attendance 50 Annotated Bibliography 50 Final Typed Essay 200... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
The Novemeber 2014 Consumer Reports says the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II "not only outscored all of the other cameras in its category for image quality and video, it also outscored all of the SLR cameras in our Ratings." I'll... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herculodge
Wouldn't sell the Tuna but I might have to sell the Moray Dart in the presence of the Megalodon.
This is my first world torment, Jonny. I have all these amazing watches and no wrist time for them. I have sold so many great watches, including the Sumo, because I don't have time for them and I can't believe that it actually "hurts" me that I can't wear all these watches. Compare this "hurt" to the California drought or financial struggles that many face in America. Watch obsessives create a lot of their own "torment."
Gary, I hope I keep the Dart. It's a very special watch and not to be compared to the Megalodon. But sometimes when I feel I have too many watches and that sense gives me anxiety, I feel compelled to sell even really nice watches. Take the Sumo for example. I can only wear so many watches.
That's a shame. I really am intrigued by the small footprint of the RCR-3 combined with its 3 inch speaker.
A lot of middle-aged men fall in love with watches. A nice watch brings spice. It makes you feel like a kid again. As I wait for my Benarus Megalodon, 2014 model, I'm reminded of sending ten box tops of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
Touchy, polarizing, hit and miss, the Sangean RCR-3 apparently is good if you get the right one. One customer in the most recent review says the RCR-3 is "like a Jaguar." Sounds like one fussy radio, as it sometimes won't... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
Tony has apprised us of this Watch Report article that says Tag plans on entering the smartwatch market. Related articles Starting Bid of $50,000 for Fully Restored Panasonic RF-8000 Will Only Gadget Geeks Fall for the Smartwatches? Tag Heuer decides... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herculodge
I don't need SW. I am intrigued by the Tecsun PL-880 and a clock radio, the Sangean RCR-3. Those are two radio temptations of mine but right now the house is full.
Essay 1: Blood Will Out: Assignment: NYT reviewer Nina Burleigh reviews Walter Kirn's Blood Will Out (possible book for 1C?) and observes that Kirn saw himself as a "collaborator" who allowed the "trickster incubus" to possess him. Was he a collaborator or an innocent victim? Bear this in mind for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
It wasn't your comment, Angelo. It was a troll using your name. I deleted the comment.
A good edit is always needed.
"A Composer and His Parakeets" Willed Ignorance as a Form of Helplessness 1. Why do couples settle into a relationship based on lies and willed ignorance? You can say people are blind or they choose to blind because it's easier... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
Via the SWLing Post, Dave Zantow's radio shootout from some 3 big radio players. All 3 radios have their cons, but based on the reviews the most appealing to me is the Tecsun PL-880. Related articles Consider Waiting a Couple... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
I hear you. I'm prepared to be tempted by an offering from Seiko or Deep Blue a year from now; however, all I want to wear in my collection are two watches: My SUN019 and Deep Blue Depthmaster. I have no interest in buying any watches for now. The real test will be how long I remain satisfied.