October 2014 archive

Oct 31

Weekend Reading: Trick or Treat Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Happy Halloween ProfHackers! We hope that your day is full of treats and light on tricks. For your weekend reading: Apparently, Craigslist is not just for hook-ups and used furniture anymore. The Atlantic reports that people are also using it to list cemetery plots: “Shopping for Secondhand Graves on Craigslist.” …read… Continue Reading Weekend Reading: Trick or Treat Edition

Oct 17

Weekend Reading: Changing Leaves Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Another Friday is here, and that means another edition of Weekend Reading. Tuesday, October 14 was E. E. Cumming’s birthday. In honor of his birthday, a piece from The New Yorker by Paul Muldoon has been making the rounds on social media. In addition, check out …read more

Oct 10

Weekend Reading: Lunar Eclipse Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Early Wednesday morning (6-7AM), there was a total lunar eclipse, an event where the whole of the moon turns a kind of reddish-orange. I was awake to see it, but despite my best efforts, it eluded me. According to Scientific American, the next full lunar eclipse won’t …read more

Oct 07

Towards clarity?

I went back to the doctor this morning for a check-up on my foot. Those of you who have been following the saga know that I was diagnosed with a metatarsal stress fracture seven weeks ago (for an injury that occurred on July 31). The good news is that the stress fracture has mostly healed,… Continue Reading Towards clarity?

Oct 03

Weekend Reading: Hello October Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Happy Friday, ProfHackers! The Atlantic confirms what many us have known for some time now: “Online Relationships Are Real.” Also from The Atlantic is an interesting look at they way NYU philosopher Helen Nissbaum is shaping national policy on privacy. It’s football season, which means different things for …read more