Back in Mac

Back in Mac

Although I’ve been blogging regularly over at Patell and Waterman’s History of New York over the past few months, I’ve been on hiatus here. But now that the year has officially begun its second half and my summer graduate class on the American novel...

My Mutating Dell Mini 9

I acquired a Dell Mini 9 netbook very soon after it was released last fall. My HP Tablet was feeling heavy, and I wanted something that I could carry around more easily. I’d been checking out the various ASUS Eee PCs, but I decided to go with the Dell because of...

Election Day Diary

It’s election day, arguably the most important election of my voting life. I’m going to be updating this post in the course of the day. 7:05 a.m. We’re in line to vote. Lucky for us, the polling place is just in our the back of the first floor of our...

Musical Moment

Well, it happened: one of the moments to which I always look forward whenever I’m teaching a lecture course.It’s been my practice for quite a while now to play songs before and after each of my lectures that are somehow related to the day’s major...

The Playlist So Far

Some years ago I began to play songs before each of my American Literature I lectures. I was teaching on the eighth floor of NYU’s Main Building (now the Silver Center), a building that wasn’t really designed for the number of students that flooded into...