Clarissa's Blog

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

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on Mar 21, 2018

I know I’m middle-aged because I now have appointments. Many appointments. Endless appointments. I even have an appointment book for all my appointments. I now know that youth is the time when you have so few appointments that you can remember...


on Mar 21, 2018

My understanding of wild nature is pathetic. I mistakenly taught Klara to refer to the town’s famous geese as ducks, and now everybody on the playground and at the park gives me dirty looks.

Illinois Politics

on Mar 21, 2018

Rauner doesn’t excite his base. From a Republican point of view, he failed on every count. He made Illinois a sanctuary state. He did nothing about the budget. He’s been completely knee-capped by Madigan, the state tax is back up. He̵...


on Mar 21, 2018

N has a list of all the repairs his car has had and all the repairs my car has had since we bought them in a computer file. I married an alien creature. People always remark on how different we are and wonder if we have anything in common. “You...

Happy Radio

on Mar 20, 2018

Imagine if you had a radio commentator analyzing every move you made, everything you did or didn’t do, in critical terms. “Jonathan is not having a very good day, no. ¬†Look, he’s procrastinating again. Why can’t he do better,...

The Depths

on Mar 20, 2018

I’m surfing Jonathan’s wave a lot today, and here’s a very good post on how to turn off the negative radio. What I like the most about myself is that I’ve had several really harsh situations in my life and every single time I...

TV Pride

on Mar 20, 2018

What bugs me is people who interrupt my “I saw on TV the other day. . .” with a haughty “I don’t watch TV.” It’s usually delivered with the kind of pride that should be reserved for announcing that you cured cancer...