Category Archives: Other Musings

John Jay Night at the Museum

I took my students from my Intermediate French 1 course to the Museum of Arts and Design this evening. Their assignment is the following: What do you know [..]

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Cutting the Cable in New York City (updated 2014)

Recently, a friend asked me how much I was paying a certain large conglomerate for my cable TV service.  I had one of those “all in one triple [..]

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Today it was my supreme pleasure to receive my PhD (officially!) from the CUNY Graduate Center!  The Commencement Exercises took place at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, [..]

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Two Interesting Birthdays

I have a couple of Facebook friends who frequently repost literature-related birthday announcements from the Writer’s Almanac and decided I would follow suit today since there are two French [..]

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Before December 21, 2012: End of the Apocalypse Course

“The notion of a collective death or rapture can be very attractive to those who live a very solitary life. The protagonist of my film lives by herself, [..]

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