Clarissa's Blog

Blog URL:http://clarissasbox.blogspot.com/
Blog Tags:feminism, literature, academia, philosophy, teaching, literary criticism
Country:United States
State/Province:Illinois
Location:Edwardsville

An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.



Latest Blog Posts



Names

on Feb 25, 2017

One of the little girls in the music class is called Jovi. I keep hoping she doesn’t have two older siblings called Jon and Bon. There is also a girl called Harlo. Filed under: Uncategorized...

Grinding 

on Feb 25, 2017

“What’s happening?” asked my dentist. “You never used to grind your teeth but now it looks like you’ve done nothing but grind them for the past year.” I was kind of embarrassed to explain that yes, she was complete...

Never Enough

on Feb 25, 2017

I’m reading a collection of articles published by a colleague from my own department and feeling like a total idiot for not reading it before submitting the final version of my own book. It would have been super helpful. There is never, never e...

I Don’t Get It

on Feb 25, 2017

Did you, folks, know that the Left in the US is extremely opposed to hate crime legislation? Because it leads to an increase in prison population.  I’m so not getting these people.  P.S. Sorry for the overabundance of posts. I miss my...

Our grocery finally had some fresh sardines, and I decided to grill some.  First, I put some sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes and spring greens in a baking dish and added some fresh rosemary and oregano.  Then I poured a bottle of beer into...

I also detest the currently fashionable idea that the Democratic town hall protests are “just like” what the Tea Party did back in 2009. I don’t care if this idea is expressed by somebody who’s supportive of the current protes...

I think it’s fantastic to see reports of “Dems in disarray at their yearly meeting.” Sorry for using the obnoxious marketing terminology but if ever a party needed an instance of creative disruption, it’s this one. ...