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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@frontier.com
Interests: reading, kettlebell workouts, ketogenic diet, religion.
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From 2-13 to 6-11 English 1A 4603 English 1A 6315 English 1C 4628 English 1C 4629 Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
What’s It All About, Joe Rogan?: 50 Essential Life Lessons from the Great Self-Improvement Warriors You might send book proposal to agents who cover the writers you’re covering: For example, David Goggins’ agent is Lisa Leshne and here are her submission guidelines. Overview: 2-3 pages Contents Detailed Chapter Outline or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2020 at McMahon's Search for Meaning
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I love the Seiko SBDC051, but since I've got the Captain Willard, it's hard to find wrist time for it. I wonder if I should sell the 051. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2020 at Herculodge
Thanks for the kind words. It's sad that Amazon Echo products replaced my radios (except for the Sangean I use in the garage for my kettlebell workouts). Great to hear you lost 70 pounds.
Thank you for the kind words. Best.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2020 on Piano Song for August, 2016 at Herculodge
Thanks for the kind words. Best, Jeff
Those are fair points, well taken.
Reading Alan Jacobs' Original Sin got me to thinking about addiction. When I look at social media addiction, other addictions and the kind of burning desire for our past (Pillar of Salt Effect), all of the lost opportunities and all the intoxicating nostalgia, I see we are drowning in our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2020 at Leaving Anhedonia
In Alan Jacobs’ Original Sin, he poses the eternal question: Can we use powers of reason and behavior modification to free ourselves from our self-destruction or are we too helpless and depraved and therefore at the mercy of divine intervention to change our ways? Jacobs chronicles the philosophical and theological... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2020 at Leaving Anhedonia
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Would the Seiko Captain Willard SBDC109 at 42.5mm across and 46.5mm lug to lug play big enough on a 6 foot man who's 220 pounds with 8-inch wrists. I'm relieved and happy to say yes it is. This is my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2020 at Herculodge
SLO Spring 2020 Report Assessment Data & Analysis Combined Raw Data: With data taken from 6 instructors and 11 English 1C sections, the 2020 English 1C SLO data can be broken down in the following: SLO 1 (Compose an argumentative essay that shows an ability to support a claim using... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2020 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
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Confronting the Disintegration of a Personality Below, the 2003 photo in which I have given up all dignity for the pleasures of reptilian self-indulgence and a more recent photo evidencing a man who let pride and discipline take hold of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2020 at Herculodge
Module 12: Course Map Revisited for 14 Points My Canvas asynchronous online Fall 2020 English 1A Semester has been completed. Because the Fall Semester Canvas courses are not yet available, I wrote the course on my Spring 2020 English 1A 6420 course. I plan to transfer the Modules to my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2020 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Week 1: English 1A Essay 1 Overview Introduction Considered one of the greatest comedians of all time, George Carlin once said in an interview that he knew he would be a comedian when he was in the fifth grade. He was the class clown, he knew how to get laughs,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2020 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
1A Fall 2020 Modules Week 1: Is “Follow Your Passion” Legit Career Advice? Welcome/Introduction/Course Overview Mention this is a how-to-manual or even a self-help book. Mention there are two building-block assignments that partially complete each of the 4 essay assignments. Mention the course objectives. Overview of Essay 1 Essay 1... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2020 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
15 Characteristics of the Chimera Let’s define the chimera for our chimera essay. Cause and Effect Analysis of the Chimera (Obsession) Essay English 1C Summative Assessment 3 (Essay for 200 points): How do chimeras turn us into sleepwalking zombies who fall prey to solipsism, addiction, and determinism (loss of free... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2020 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
1C Formative Assessment #2 for Cult of Authenticity Essay Assignment Description For your Cultural Authenticity essay, present a counterargument-rebuttal paragraph in which you present an opposing view to your argument and give this opposing view, a counterargument, and a rebuttal. The counterargument-rebuttal paragraph (which can be more than one) usually... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2020 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
1C Formative Assessment #1 for Cult of Authenticity Essay The Assignment: Write 2 Paragraphs: Introductory Paragraph Argumentative Thesis Paragraph Instructions for Introductory Paragraph I recommend one of two approaches for your introductory paragraph. Method #1: Summarize the main ideas in the article by Gustavo Arrellano titled “Let White People Appropriate... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2020 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
1C Formative Assessment #2 for Chimera Essay The Assignment: Write a Cause and Effect Thesis Paragraph Write a thesis paragraph that answers this question: “How does the chimera get inside someone’s head, grow into an all-consuming obsession, and entail relentless self-destruction?” To answer this question requires analysis: You are analyzing... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2020 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
1C Formative Assessment #2 for Groupthink The Assignment: Develop an Analytical Thesis for Groupthink Essay For your thesis, you are not so much arguing that Groupthink affects the actions in one of the stories or the documentary you’re analyzing because the Groupthink is self-evident and does not require an argument.... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2020 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
1C Formative Assessment #1 for Groupthink Essay The Assignment: Write an extended definition of Groupthink for your introductory paragraph. Write an Extended Definition of Groupthink for Your Introduction First, get a strong grasp of Groupthink, an idea coined by Irving Janis in 1972. You can start by consulting the following:... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2020 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
1C Formative Assessment #2 for Losing Weight Essay Assignment Description For your Losing Weight essay, present a counterargument-rebuttal paragraph in which you present an opposing view to your argument and give this opposing view, a counterargument, and a rebuttal. Why is the counterargument-rebuttal necessary for an argumentative essay? Because for... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2020 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
1C Formative Assessment #1 for Losing Weight Essay 1C Formative Assessment #1 (worth 25 points): Is Losing Weight a Fool’s Errand? The Assignment: Write the first two paragraphs of your Losing Weight essay. Paragraph 1 should be your introduction. Writing an Introductory Paragraph I recommend one of two approaches for... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2020 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
1A Formative Assessment #2 for Social Media Essay Learning Objectives for Formative Assessment #2, Writing Counterargument-Rebuttal Paragraph for Your Social Media Essay One. Write a counterargument-rebuttal paragraph before your conclusion paragraph to gain credibility with your readers by showing them you have considered opposing views to your thesis or claim.... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2020 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
1A Formative Assessment #1 for Social Media Essay Learning Objectives for Formative Assessment #1, Writing Introduction for Your Cooked Essay One. Write an introduction paragraph and thesis paragraph for your social media essay that sets up the rest of your paper. Two. Use these two paragraphs as building blocks for... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2020 at Lesson Plan Über Alles