Monthly Archives: October 2011


I gave up on soccer about 25 years ago. It was optional where I grew up. Things have changed. Now youth soccer leagues are as unavoidable as high fructose corn syrup, and I’m not sure which is more frightening. Yesterday … Continue reading

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This week my existentialism class has been reading Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. To put the work in historical context, I showed my students clips from a film that portrayed Kafka’s unending torment in early twentieth-century Prague, a city suffused with the … Continue reading

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