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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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Study Guide for "A Country Husband" by John Cheever Themes Dionsyian vs. Apollonian forces Private desire vs. public duty Suburban conformity and the loss of meaning How to be a man The shame and intoxication of clinging to delusions of eternal youth and perpetual adolescence Fear of irrelevance and feelings... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Critical Thinker
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English 1C Essay Options: The Best American Short Stories You will have an in-class reading exam on the following material on March 8. Your second typed essay is due on March 10. Please write the Essay Option Number on top of your essay. General Principle for Your Writing Assignment Options:... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Critical Thinker
All Your Essay Options for Typed Essay #2: Essay Option 1: Addressing Barbara Ehrenreich's "How the Poor Are Made to Pay for Their Poverty" and Linda Tirado's famous blog post, write a 4-page essay with 3 sources with a thesis... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
When I was in my mid twenties, I was full of myself. I considered myself well read, smarter than most, sexy, witty, funny, interesting. I made light of my neuroses and by embracing my idiosyncrasies I believed I was more cool than if I didn’t have them. I wrote short... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Leaving Anhedonia
English 1C Essay Options: The Best American Short Stories You will have an in-class reading exam on the following material on March 8. Your second typed essay is due on March 10. Please write the Essay Option Number on top of your essay. General Principle for Your Writing Assignment Options:... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Critical Thinker
In Constantine's Sword, author James Carroll struggles with his Catholic faith in the face of the Holocaust and the history of the Catholic Church. Here are some highlights: Does the NT slander the Jews by blaming them for Jesus’ death (40)? Does God damn the Jews who were burned in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Leaving Anhedonia
I could not have said it better. In San Francisco in the 70s, Y93 FM tried to play good music, like Roxy Music, but it turned into an easy listening station.
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Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Critical Thinker
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Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Breakthrough Writer
All Your Essay Options for Typed Essay #2: Essay Option 1: Addressing Barbara Ehrenreich's "How the Poor Are Made to Pay for Their Poverty" and Linda Tirado's famous blog post, write a 4-page essay with 3 sources with a thesis... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Breakthrough Writer
Sentence Fragments Examples I won't entertain your requests for more money and gifts. Until you show at least a modicum of responsibility at school and with your friends. I won't consider buying the new BMW sports coupe. Unless of course... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Breakthrough Writer
Reading a recent interview with Samuel Wilson Fussell, I was reminded how brilliant his book Muscle is, and it appears that Fussell has no stomach for self-promotion or a literary career. For him, life is about authenticity and pursuing everything the only way he can--through obsession. My favorite part of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Leaving Anhedonia
Huffington Post gives 4 reasons to support accepting Syrian refugees Six Reasons in support of accepting Syrian refugees Argument in support of accepting Syrian refugees National Review critiques the policy National Review says we should be wary of accepting Syrian refugees Pros for Accepting Syrian Refugees One. Syrian refugees are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Critical Thinker
McMahon English 1C Critical Thinking Syllabus Fall 2016 (Peer Edit Included) Email: jmcmahon@elcamino.edu Office: H121P; extension 5673 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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Myth of the Autistic Shooter Why Do They Blame Every School Shooting on Autism? Autism, Empathy, and Violence Thresholds of Violence On School Shootings Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Critical Thinker