Writings and Ruminations
That's suitably alliterative. Or is it consonance that it exhibits?
How does one make an adjective out of consonance (and am I spelling
consonance correctly?). If you find this the least bit
interesting, let me know.
The articles below are on various
subjects. Most of them were written for the
the student newspaper at Tulane,
my undergraduate alma mater. I occasionally wrote editorials that were
published, and you may find one or two at the above site. The year
would be 1996.
Other writings were composed in odd moments, to
release certain emotions, or just because I felt like
writing. They also have some travel accounts.
Some of my academic papers are also on
No claims are made about the literary merit of the writing
below. A few of the essays might have been htmlized from draft version
and I don't usually check my off the cuff writing for spelling so
there are probably a few spello's. I'll make the changes, but finding
errors is left as an exercise to the reader. If you do find erros, or
just want to comment, please
Article about grade inflation.
Article explaining why
should eliminate its athletic department.
- This one actually inspired a
which was in the paper on 13 October, 1995.
Article calling for varsity
athletes to be paid. If we're going to have them.
Article castigating lazy professors.
Based on a true story. The title is due to my good friend
Article that was actually used as part of
a sociology class exam. It appeared in the university paper and the class was
asked to comment on it. I received phone call after phone call from students
who wanted to know what I meant and what I thought and on and on.
Quite a flattering experience. I changed the title for
my Dad. To see if he gets the
Paul Simon allusion. If he reads it.
Article about a world map and Republicans.
Just a rant, really.
Article about the
strike of 1995. A bit partisan with lots of flag waving.
Article exhorting everyone to perform community
service. Rather patronizing.
community standards, and democracy.
This essay is about the effect music
has on me. I was rather emotional when I wrote it, but I'm much better
for having gotten it out of my system. I hope.
Once, when I was living in
Edinburgh, one of my flatmates
missed a great adventure when he
went on vacation.
Last modified: 18 April 1999