Archive for September, 2014

While you’re waiting for the bus

Stuff worth reading A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries. What if he’s right? This school sounds like a nightmare for someone with disabilities. More on Philosophy’s ‘White Man’ Problem How Racism […]

Life’s sharpest rapture

Last week, I plodded slowly up the hill below my house, grunting with relief when my run timer went off before the steepest incline. Another runner bounded by me, and I had a moment of jealousy. But then I saw where I was standing and a different feeling overwhelmed me. On a cold, rainy day […]

Pseudonymously yours

Sometime in 1997 or 1998, I signed up for an aim account and Sarcozona was born. I’ve since used a lot of pseudonyms on the internet and sometimes my real name, too, but my pseudonyms are bolder, more exploratory, more changeable than my real name. I feel freer writing as Sarcozona, even when I’m writing […]