Saturday, December 15, 2007

Congratulations Mal!

"Outstanding Graduate" award, photo-op with SUNY New Paltz President Steven Poskanzer.


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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

End-of-semester wrapup part 1

the classroom. where the magic happens.














trying to organize class materials.











one anonymous student's "feedback."












how I dressed for the first several weeks of the semester before opting for a more casual look. I'll probably go back to this, but it was nice to be able to choose to dress down when I wanted.
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ReadMe -- Book Related AskMe

ReadMe - Mefi Wiki

Book related Ask MetaFilter questions cobbled together from user shothotbot.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

A Poorly-Composed Pseudo-Abcedarian Mnemonic Poem of Prosodic and Literary Terminology for Your Education and Pleasure

An Anacoluthon is—what is Ananym for?

Boustrophedon in write could I or

a Chiasmus—the music of syntax.

Finger-joint Dactyls cut off by an axe.

Epanaleptic repetition where repetition is the norm—

this poem is not in Free Verse nor is it a Fixed Form.

Not really Gnomic, avoiding much judgment,

a Hapax Legomenon—“noncelet” or “nudgement.”

I can add an Ictus to show you the stress

or Jameswords || runningtogethera || Joyceanmess.

A Chorus of Kenemes: and, the, at, thus

messing with text in (Lunulæ): a Logodaedalus.

I could have used Litotes, a sort of Meiosis

or a Neologism, a Nonce-word: “Noöpoesis.”

Eviscerated with Onomatopoetic Obeli ,† † †,

with a ZIP and a SPLASH I open, sacrificed to Prosody.

Not “Quotation Marks,” but Inverted Commas, on

the Recto, the Verso, wait—this ain’t a Roman!

Ain’t is a Solecism, see also Syncope:

a Contraction, Elision, redundant Tautology.

Unvoiced Alveolar Lateral Fricative, the IPA’s curse,

Metrical writing with Stanzas are Verse.

Wit is from Witan: “to know” what is clever,

Xenophanic means witty, but this poem? whatever.

Yoking a phrase with Zeugma to end it,

the poem ends in wisdom—and the last couplet.

Friday, November 16, 2007

ouch. medicine is expensive.

1 IVS 0.9 NS 1L 20.00
4 ALBUTEROL S04 0.5% 5MG/ML 148.00
1 TERBUTALINE 1MG INJ 31.00
1 METHYLPREDNISOLON SU 125 MG 26.00
1 USE OF OXYGEN 0-12 LITERS 60.00
1 NEBULIZER- DISPOSABLE 19.00
1 VENTIMASK-S 29.00
1 02 WITH MASK / CANNULA-S .00
1 PEAKFLOW METER-S 45.00
1 DRESSING TRANSPARENT-S 16.00
1 IV SET PIGGY PRIMARY 23.00
1 PULMONARY TX PR I 77 66.00
1 ER-MOD NURSING CARE & PROC 305.00
1 PROCEDURE PULSE OXIMETRY 96.00
1 IV/SALINE LOCK-S 44.00
NYS SURCHARGE 49.67

TOTAL 974.67


(plus the take home Rx ran about 150.00)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

New pics! Autumn!


















These are all also from my office window on the seventh floor of the Jacobsen Faculty Tower.

I haven't posted in forever, and I'm going to try to do better. It's just . . . busy.
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Saturday, September 08, 2007

KITCHEN SCENE OF COCK FIGHTS















The Hasbrouck House is located a short walk down my street, and this never fails to make me laugh when I walk past it. Those crazy Huguenots! They arrived here, happy to be free from religious persecution, and promptly set about betting on whose rooster was going to kick whose ass.
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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is a grammatically correct sentence used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated constructs.

See also: Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den.

And also: Linguistic example sentences.

OBVIOUS DEP'T.

Thanks for the caveat, Ellio's.
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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ergodic Literature














Ergodic literature is literature that requires a "non-trivial effort" to traverse the text.

More here.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

the past few weeks

It's been a rough month or two. (outrageously bad asthma attack, tendonitis from building the house, rushing home 'cause dad had an another angioplasty, etc)

Still not smoking, it's been four weeks.

I need to put together a syllabus for the Fall, and right quick, at that. (been sidetracked by watching "Six Feet Under")

I suppose I need to come up with some good content for this blog, as opposed to just posting this boring shit.
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