vainglorious pomposities

Parrot comment snark. (at The College of Saint Rose)

Parrot comment snark. (at The College of Saint Rose)

Great notice for The Incredible Sestina Anthology in American Book Review!

Great notice for The Incredible Sestina Anthology in American Book Review!

It’s been a while since I’ve written about The Incredible Sestina Anthology, after those lo those many months last year of touring and panels and launch parties from coast to coast.

So it was nice to get the alert about this thoughtful review in American Book Review by Saara Myrene Raappana. Check it out below–click on it for a bigger image.

And if you haven’t bought your copy, do it now. I mean…

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How do you order your argument’s claims? I give you the Ricky Martin example. (at The College of Saint Rose)

How do you order your argument’s claims? I give you the Ricky Martin example. (at The College of Saint Rose)

Ridiculous paper topics, ready to be handed out. (at The College of Saint Rose)

Ridiculous paper topics, ready to be handed out. (at The College of Saint Rose)

Education destroys something: Stray notes on class, college, and that Gawker piece

Education destroys something: Stray notes on class, college, and that Gawker piece

Coat Hooks4One afternoon in August 2005, my first day on-campus as a full-time college professor, I was mistaken for someone from the maintenance department. I wore blue jeans, a Carhartt shortsleeved shirt, and Doc Martens. Pretty much my uniform walking around New York City. Upstate, however, with a wide stocky frame and facial hair, my look indicated something else.

One secretary mistook me. Then…

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Cider donut central (at Lakeside Farms Cider Mill)

Cider donut central (at Lakeside Farms Cider Mill)

Kitty Attack! shirt from @troyclothandpaper  (at Troy Cloth & Paper)

Kitty Attack! shirt from @troyclothandpaper (at Troy Cloth & Paper)

Free stickers and candy at @troyclothandpaper !!! (at Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market)

Free stickers and candy at @troyclothandpaper !!! (at Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market)

Etymology of Duende

patrickrosal:

The deep etymology of the word duende can be traced to the Proto-Indo-European root “dom”. So, duende is a cognate of Spanish words like domicilio or Don (or domain and domestic in English) Duende comes, then, from house or home.The more recent root is said to come from an old Spanish contraction of “dueño de la casa”—”duen de casa”. Evidently, the Swedes have a word that is closely related: tomte.


http://etimologias.dechile.net/?duende

Dad and Miriam rocking Swifty’s. (at Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub)

Dad and Miriam rocking Swifty’s. (at Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub)