Update on Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety

Great news: I happened to visit WorldCat for another reason today and, while there, checked the status of my book Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety. According to Worldcat, as of January 17th, 2015 my book has been purchased by 732 libraries/locations around the world. It’s currently available at (mostly university) libraries in the following countries or territories: Afghanistan Armenia Australia Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Canada China Columbia Costa Rica Cyprus Denmark Egypt Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Guyana Honduras Hong Kong India Iraq Ireland Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kuwait Kyrgystan Lebanon Lithuania Malaysia Mexico Mongolia Montenegro Morocco … Continue reading Update on Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety

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Frozen…

[Yes, beware of spoilers…] I have a confession to make. After being begged by my daughters (Grace, 8, and Zoe, 4 — Grace did most of the begging because she never forgets anything and at eight years old is probably smarter than me) for about ten continuous days I finally rented Frozen on iTunes and watched it last night with my kids. They loved it. That’s not my confession, though. My confession is that I watched it again, this morning, all by myself, no kids around, just because I wanted to. I think I’ll have to listen to three hours of AC/DC … Continue reading Frozen…

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FiveThirtyEight | As More Attend College, Majors Become More Career-Focused

Nate Silver’s post on increasingly career-centered college majors makes a lot of sense: he defines the trend as a function of that many more people going to college now. I’d only take issue with his conclusion about being wary about becoming an English major. He has a point there too, but English majors score the highest on the analytical portion of the GRE historically (even higher than Physics majors), and have a mid-career income slightly higher than those with a B.A. in Business. That’s not to say he doesn’t have a point about English majors at all, though. My advice: … Continue reading FiveThirtyEight | As More Attend College, Majors Become More Career-Focused

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Cynthia Morefield’s Modular Paintings

The latest issue of the online journal Mixitini Matrix features Cynthia Morefield’s essay “Reservoir–An Experiment in Viewer Collaboration,” which describes how her modular work requires viewer collaboration. Each individual artwork is comprised of several modules that can be rearranged to create different patterns based upon viewer preference. The modules themselves are very interesting. They’re multilayer works that are etched, scraped, and drilled to different depths to reveal different layers and colors on the surface. Reservoir–An Experiment in Viewer Collaboration Cindy Morefield | Mixitini Matrix – Fall 2013 – Volume. Continue reading Cynthia Morefield’s Modular Paintings

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