Starting Over

academia, Education, higher, ivory tower, job, life, professor, Starting Over, transition, university

Guest Post: Death of a Soul (On Campus)


Dr. Karen Kelsky, my guest author today, not only left after getting tenure, she left after becoming the head of a department. And she’s even willing to admit that there’s some good in academia, but has no tolerance for delusion — which is why I asked her to post here. She’s also started a business,

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comedy, Pop Culture, Starting Over

I Grade Larry Crowne


The good news is that Larry Crowne was much more bearable than I thought it would be, mostly because the whole college element was basically just a backdrop for Larry Crowne’s personal journey thingamajigger. Sure, the movie was a little confused about its own quirk level but all things considered it wasn’t a bad way

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Education, Pop Culture, Starting Over, students

Do I Have To See Larry Crowne???


The IMDB description of Larry Crowne: “After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. HAHA. Ha. Now that I’ve stopped laughing, I think I’m going to cry. Middle-aged is right. Nothing against the age (getting there myself) but the older you are, the stronger your delusions about what

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