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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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Val writes: Toshiba TX-PR-20 made in China by Redsun electronic factory.(my assumption). Good and stable on FM and better than most Chinese radio on AM. TX-PR-20 has 360 rotated telescopic antenna and plug for the earphone. Both earphones is working... Continue reading
Posted 52 minutes ago at Herculodge
This article could complement Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
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A plain leather strap without the buckles that is long enough for an 8-inch wrist would go a long way for the Invicta I-Force. The buyer accepted the return, so that is one less Invicta in my collection which is... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Herculodge
The lugs are 26mm. If the seller doesn't let me return it, I'll buy a rubber or leather replacement strap.
yeah, it's shame the strap is uncomfortable. A very beautiful dial.
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The strap proved too short and made things uncomfortable so after wearing for ten minutes I decided to submit a refund request on Amazon. Oh well. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
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I've had over 60 Invicta watches in my lifetime, starting the crazed obsession with Invictas, then moving to tool divers from 2009 to the present. For many months I had no Invictas, and it become very clear that I missed... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
Thomas has apprised us of this A Blog to Watch post featuring a watch that is as ugly as it is expensive. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
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Jonny writes, "I miss the old innocent days of binge purchasing on the Sunday Run." Jonny is not going back to TV brands any time soon. He was just responding to my missing my Invicta 4830 and 4831 (both with... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
I should add that after owning 60 Invictas I'm not all over the place in terms of which ones I liked. There was one style: The Force with the bubble glass that stuck with me.
Thanks for the encouragement, Jonny. I really miss that 4831 a lot. If one should show up on eBay . . .
I really miss the domes on my Invicta 4831 and 4830. I wish I would have kept those.
I assume the contact spray softened the hardened particulate or dissolved it.
I assume the dirt was between the bezel and the case.
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I saw a guest on Bill Maher last night, a Daily Beast writer John Avlon, wearing what appeared to be a Panerai or some such watch with a "bubble" dome crystal. It made me realize that the dome-like bubble is... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
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Tony has apprised us of this article about the sapphire crisis in the Apple watch making. It's a good thing I'm not emotionally invested, or otherwise, with the Apple watch. Related articles Apple Watch won't be affected by GT's bankruptcy,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
McMahon 1C Syllabus Spring 2015 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 soon as possible. English 1C SLOs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Critical Thinker
We read in the Amazon book description of Jesmyn Ward's Men We Reaped that "These young men died because of who they were and the place they were from, because certain disadvantages breed a certain kind of bad luck." Support, refute, or complicate the above assertion. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
English 1A Syllabus for Jeff McMahon Spring 2015 Office H121P; 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 Course Catalog Description: This course is designed to strengthen the students’ ability to read with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Breakthrough Writer
English 1A Four in-class writing exam essays 50 each for 200 Two 1,200-word typed essays 100 each for 200 Final typed essay for 200 600 total points English 1C Four in class writing exam essays 50 for 200 Three typed 1,000-word essays 100 for 300 Final typed 1,200-word essay for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Lesson One Lesson Two Revised Lesson Three Revised Lesson Four Revised Lesson Five Revised Lesson Six Revised Lesson Seven Revised Successful Student Essays Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Critical Thinker
Very pricey Seiko Silver Sumo Limited Edition SPB029, about $1,400. Its official release was supposed to be in January of 2015. I wonder if it will be cheaper by then. If it were $500, it might be tempting. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Herculodge
Reading and Writing Schedule Spring 2015: Based on 600 Point Total Four in-class writing exam essays 50 each for 200 Two 1,200-word typed essays 100 each for 200 Final typed essay for 200 600 total points January 19 Holiday January 21 Syllabus, requirements, grading January 26 From Our Story Begins:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
I read that warm water is better than hot because if the water is too hot, say boiling, it can crack the porcelain.
English 1A Signs of Life in the USA, 7th edition Our Story Begins, Tobias Wolff English 1C From Critical Thinking to Argument Man's Search for Meaning Geography of Bliss The Culture Code The New Jim Crow Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Lesson Plan Über Alles