My Favorite Things

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I was walking home from teaching my classes yesterday and found myself humming the song “My Favorite Things.” It was a most glorious autumn afternoon; everything was green and golden; all along the campus, college students still in shorts (in November!) were skateboarding, playing Frisbee on the quad, reading on benches and soaking up the last rays of sun.

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More than Voting in Iowa

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Iowa has more pigs than people. We also have the World Food Prize, the best creative writing program in the country and, every four years, the presidential caucuses.

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Author, Author: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to This Blog

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With the temperatures dropping and the leaves starting their fall in the Northeast, I thought it would be a good idea to recommend some books to cozy up with as the weather changes. I sent out an email to 20 women friends and 6 men.

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A Bronx Tale

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In the 50s when I went to Public School 114 in the Bronx, it was ruled by an austere, black-garbed woman who wore clunky oxford shoes and a frown. You didn’t want to do anything wrong that could put you in her proximity.

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