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



I just saw on TV this young fellow, a mayor from Indiana who is running for Chair of the DNC. He’s precisely what we need: young, energetic, competent at winning in a deep-red region, and saying the words people want to hear. “Democratic...

Crazy in Russia 

on Feb 24, 2017

Russians are building a replica of Berlin’s Reichstag building so that youth organizations can practice storming it.  The Germans are appalled. Filed under: Uncategorized...

N dropped 2 little rubber bathtub toys into the toilet with predictable results. So I had to have the plumber out to wrestle the toys from out of there. The whole thing took 2 hours during which I found out a lot about the plumber’s life and hi...

Regarding what I say about Rauner as a person – and I’m not sure if I mentioned this before – I know people who hang out with him. I wouldn’t say they are friends but, rather, friendly acquaintances. Republicans, totally in lo...

On a practical note, if customs agents are checking immigration papers on domestic flights, will a driver’s license be enough? I’m now worried because N always – and very aggravatingly – leaves his green card at home when...

The Cost of Fluidity 

on Feb 23, 2017

N’s conference costs $800, and it’s just membership and registration. Food and lodging and airfare are on top of that. Plus, he’s losing pay on the days that he’s there because his company is not covering it. And they are not...

Do Your Job!

on Feb 23, 2017

Just watched a news report on the town hall meeting with Tom Cotton. Seeing the people chant “Do your job!” was amazing. We really need to do something like this to Rauner. I understand that he’s a Republican and the people voted fo...