Tuesday, January 24, 2012

21st Century Monads: Achiever!

I'm on the cover of the Monads' latest single!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The second person

I have a tendency to interpret "you" in song lyrics as referring to myself. This can be unpleasant when I listen to punk rock and wonder why the singer is so mad at me, but it's fun when I listen to religious music and am told that I redeemed the world.

Monday, January 09, 2012

The ends of introductions

Academic book introductions typically end by thanking the author's devoted and caring spouse. Just once I want to see "And finally, I'd like to thank Jack, Rusty, Susan, and Brett, the three boyfriends and one girlfriend I had and lost during the writing of this book. Though I didn't spend enough time with them because I was working too hard, their senses of humor, good cooking (except Rusty), and skill in bed (mmmm, Susan) won't be forgotten."