What It Was Like While My Cat Was Likely Dying

What It Was Like While My Cat Was Likely Dying

:: Two weeks ago, my cat, Princess Richard, was attacked by a “large canid”—either a dog off-leash or a coyote—and she nearly died. During the weeks since the attack, I’ve stayed home nursing her, working from home, cleaning her wounds, giving her...
Don’t Ever Let Go

Don’t Ever Let Go

:: Every bluefisherman dreams of the bluefish blitz. It is our holy grail. Note: This is an original essay that I’m publishing for the first time here on my blog. This essay is dedicated to my father. My father is smart to bring a sleeping bag for me. He is...
Farewell to a Beloved Disability Column

Farewell to a Beloved Disability Column

:: Disability in higher education is an inevitability. And we must stop treating it like a nuisance. Three years ago, I started the column Life of the Mind Interrupted over on Chronicle Vitae to explore the ways higher education could become more humane for students,...
RDU to BWI Bookselfies

RDU to BWI Bookselfies

:: Here. Have some professional bookselfies. Note to readers: I’m not even going to apologize for not blogging in like, months. I’m blogging now, and blogging apologias are for suckers. I’m traveling again. I like traveling, usually. It’s...