Monthly Archives: June 2011

Meanings: “Can you make me one with everything?”

June 15, 2011       and updated below You might say that in placing an order at a pizza shop, but as the punch line to a joke about the Dalai Lama told to the Dalai Lama, it clearly didn’t have anything … Continue reading

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Stepping Out

June 15, 2011 Today is the last day I’ll be in Richmond, at Earlham College.  I’m still formally on the job, still President, until June 30; but today Ellen, Robbie and I are starting the drive to Maine.  I’ve handed … Continue reading

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Meanings: Assyrian

June 14, 2011 Unaccountably, Tim McLarnan teaches mathematics at Earlham and raises splendid children in his spare time, rather than devoting himself to being what he was clearly cut out to be, this generation’s S. J. Perelman or Robert Benchley.  … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Earmark”

June 13, 2011 From Inside Higher Education: Earmarks in a New Form? “Remember how the Republican-led House of Representatives was going to eliminate earmarks? According to The Boston Globe, the House has allowed hundreds of millions of special authorizations (which … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Penultimate”

June 12, 2011 From Frazz, June 6, 2011: It’s hard for a kid in school to learn the value of diplomacy: Mrs. Olsen is apparently not as dumb as she sometimes seems — though the direction of the difference is … Continue reading

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