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3 Reasons Why Ron Swanson Is a Transcendentalist

3 Reasons Why Ron Swanson Is a Transcendentalist


Every year about this time in my American Literature classes we get on the topic of transcendentalism, namely the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.  This leads us to reading comparative essays by Wendell Berry.  This also invariably causes students who are fans of the NBC hit show Parks and Recreation to draw the conclusion … Continue reading

Experts Say Oklahomans Will Vote Republican By Default


Today is the Republican and Democratic primary across Oklahoma, but experts think Oklahomans will vote straight party Republican by default in November.  Researchers and political scientists at the University of Phoenix have come to the conclusion that Oklahoma should probably have a machine at polling stations that simply votes straight party Republican when each citizen … Continue reading

My Visit To the Temple of the Oblong Ball


Last week I went on a field trip with my middle daughter to the Temple of the Oblong Ball, what its worshippers affectionately call “Owen Field”.  Upon mention of its name, worshippers often place their hand on their hearts and cast their eyes downward in reverence.  Sometimes they will utter the holy battle cry “Boomer” … Continue reading

Blog Spam Is Sometimes Hilarious


I am not really sure where it comes from, but I will often get comments to my blog posts that are…well…nonsensical spam.  Today I decided to post some examples of this for your enjoyment, and since this is a blog about writing, the sad thing would be that these writers are wasting their time writing this … Continue reading

Podcast Preview: Why Self Publish?


On the Fridays before our new podcast episode airs, I will be writing a little blog preview of what we will be discussing on the show.  I absolutely love the podcast idea, and it has been so much fun creating them.  The podcasts debut on every other weekend, so hop on over to iTunes and … Continue reading