I wrote 312 blog posts in 2015. They vary in length and topic and I have no means to search them and organized a word cloud or tag cloud. Help? 2015 also featured the great migration to Wix, aka total disaster, and the return here. The consequences are still playing out behind the scenes, as my search function has never really worked well again.
While the blog exists to house my scraps and opening thoughts when then unfold into formal essays other publications, some posts have found audiences beyond my expectations.
- The year opened with Rowan's awesome letter to DC Comics, which went seriously viral.
- I wrote a piece responding to the phrase - "Down syndrome is Hell on Earth." It's really a piece about disability and journalism.
- II read two months of New York Times op-eds about higher education. What I found may irritate you (academic punching down).
- I wrote - "Trigger Warnings Are Your Friends." And they are. They preserve access to problematic content.
- I wrote - "Discrimination on the Anniversary of the ADA." On the bright side, I made a good friend in Maysoon Zayid as a result of that weird night.
- Most recently, "Two Ethical Futures for the Mighty" has been widely read.
I like all these blog posts and am glad they did well. Here are a just two pieces, though, that you might have overlooked, both about adjunctification of higher education.
- I believe in academic conferences. They need to be both affordable and meaningful for the people for whom they are the most expensive. I talk about costs and hierarchies, and how to erode both.
- Free community college is great. But these new students need to be taught by full-time, salaried, faculty.
Thanks for reading.