Digression: On travel, in general

I’ll get back to posting about Korea and Hong Kong… probably.  Chris has been great about blogging based on notes that he wrote during the trip, so his account is more like a journal of the trip.  He’s done blogging at that trip (as well as blogging about the trip after that — we spend… Continue reading Digression: On travel, in general


Ah, turkey day.  In my family, we had one disastrous Thanksgiving back in 2006 (family drama: crying, yelling, fighting) and so Chris and I haven’t hosted a family Thanksgiving since. Instead, we often traveled during the long weekend.  In 2009, 2011, and 2013 we went to Paris.  This year, we took Thanksgiving weekend and the… Continue reading Thankgiving

Yale: it’s not just “free speech vs. safe spaces”

I’m cutting and pasting from comments I made on Facebook earlier this week… This isn’t about coddled students. This is a pissing contest between admin and faculty, where students ended up in the crosshairs. The IAC email was a reminder to not be a jerk; Christakis’ response distorted that into a 1st Amendment issue. Let’s… Continue reading Yale: it’s not just “free speech vs. safe spaces”