After twelve years of posting here, I've finally exported the blog's archive to XML and switched over to a Wordpress installation at http://www.earthwidemoth.com/blog/. This isn't a promise for more or different posting rhythms. I don't have any blog-related ambitions as of right now, but bailing on MT's neglected infrastructure and going with Wordpress was long overdue.
Time for the EWM Yahoo! NCAA men's basketball tournament pick'em - 13th annual. Like last year, we're using Fibonacci scoring (2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21). Everyone is welcome to join this pool, which will include some of the surest, most over-confident pickers of all time. There's no time for worrying your picks, no time for calling your fortune teller, reading your horoscope, or consulting your constellations. Sign up! Free, free, FREE to you: join this year's group on Yahoo!, Dissoi Bracketologoi (ID#46007). If you have questions, elbow me as hard as you can in the sternum with an email at dmueller at earthwidemoth.com (I'm on research leave; it will take me three weeks to respond). Invite your friends, frienemies, faux-frenemies, square dance partners, Facebook friends, advisees, mentors, bots, posthuman malingerers, artists of the contact zone, hystericists, children of the corn hole ringers, bracketoricians, Jimmie Johns addicts, discount tattoo artists, grandparents at the bus stop, etc. The group has space for the next 49 who sign up. Pride-ish stakes: reputations are made (and ground to coarse dust) right here.
Yahoo! Tournament Pick'em
Group: Dissoi Bracketologoi (ID# 46007)
Firm up your selections any time between the selection show on Sunday evening, March 13, and sometime (I'm checking) EDT on March 17.
Still on sabbatical. Thirty days. Work rhythms have been more predictable and disciplined lately. Up early enough, write until noon or so. Out of this, a chapter takes shape--the third chapter. I just sent it off to the editor. Just over 10,000 words. Fourty-eight references. Ten original figures plus the linked-clickable animated index. Something like 44 pages. Embedded notes about "could do more this this" and "could do more with that." Threaded through is a realization that I've been working on this chapter for a few years. And then up next will be a hard revision of the second chapter, hacking away at its extralong bulk, then adding back another 3,500 words. It's basically a concept review: three concepts. And two are done; one remains.
12/18 12:47 PM/@derekmueller:
Now that the online writing center submission forms are back to relaying attachments for SU and UW, it's all the more warranted to cheer about TGI PHPriday. #closecall via Facebook
12/14 11:16 PM/@derekmueller:
WRTG500 paradox: Wurst (Bar) class is also best class. via Facebook
12/12 04:46 PM/@derekmueller:
Letting loose the left-handed baby hook in three v. three. #scrappingamongboys via Facebook
12/11 11:16 AM/@derekmueller:
I don't often enough boast about the graduate assistants I work closely with in EMU's First-year Writing Program, but on a Friday morning when in a quiet office I am going on and on about excellences and distinctions writ through a handful of recommendation letters, for a knock at the door to deliver a well-stocked "Sabbatical Survival Kit," let me add to the litany of praises: generosity and impeccable timing. via Facebook
12/08 05:02 PM/@derekmueller:
As we enjoy the final snacks in WRTG596 late this afternoon, Fall 2015's enduring lesson is that an open-bare handkin catches crumbs as effectively as any napkin ever did. via Facebook
12/08 01:02 PM/@derekmueller:
Door signs taken for wonderfuls. via Facebook
12/05 02:46 PM/@derekmueller:
Tuning up for season that begins next month. via Facebook
12/04 04:16 PM/@derekmueller:
Polaroid photo op (thanks Ella!) at yesterday's Celebration of Student Writing shows me as shorter than I used to be, evidence that dwindling into winter's sabbatical has begun. via Facebook
11/25 02:17 PM/@derekmueller:
I'm no coach, but I think Marygrove's going to need more players. via Facebook
11/18 08:01 PM/@derekmueller:
To decide the night's ultimate first place unrivaled intergalactic champion: a hand of two card Uno. via Facebook