Ubiquitous Academicians

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This post is not political

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Well, at least I don’t intend for it to be. See, I wrote my title before my post, which is something I rarely do. I figure, if I commit my title to being non-political, I can probably accomplish the same with my entire post.

Instead of politics, I’ll write about a book I read recently. The Five People you meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom, was a rather provocative and interesting read for me. I won’t pen an entire review here. Rather, I’ll share some of the aspects that make this book both amazing and disgusting, simultaneously.

First off, I found the book provocative and emotional. Albom managed, in a bumbling way, to reach out and tell me a story which really provided an interesting viewpoint on life, death and what happens in between.

Note I said bumbling. This is because, in between some beautiful quotes and bits of action, Mitch writes like an overtired twelve-year old. With a hacking cough.

Anyways, it’s good to be back.

And I’ll point out that, although my ranting about the subject which is not in this post has been slightly excessive, at least it carried this blog along while my co writers were shirking.

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Written by Ethan

May 25, 2008 at 9:41 pm

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Interesting Project

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Hello all!

I don’t have too much to say today, because I’m extremely busy. However, I didn’t want to start off on the downward spiral of not writing. Therefor, I’m going to throw out a discovery I made today, with the help of http://www.stumbleupon.com/

http://www.lookatbook.com/

It’s an interesting art project, created by four artists from New York and N. Ireland. I’d encourage you to check it out – the art is astounding, and some of it extremely thought-provoking.

Now that I’ve made this small contribution, with which I have shifted the responsibility of entertaining you over to said art project, I will clear up a small issue.

You are probably wondering why “Ubiquitous” proceeds “Academicians” – there are two of us, and we live very close together. Therefor, the ubiquity is not physical. Neither are our posts anything close to ubiquitous – sparse is much more accurate. This makes ubiquitous almost the opposite of what we actually are. So, why is it there? Well, for one thing, we like the flow of the title. For another, we like to consider ourselves ubiquitous. Thirdly, at some distant point in the future, we may have far more academicians writing for us, to the point at which our writing staff become ubiquitous.
Call it foresight.

Written by Ethan

April 3, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Note to my Readers

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Well, I hoped I wouldn’t have to say it so soon, but I’m being forced. I’m taking a break – but only for the weekend. I’ll be back on Monday with something witty and scholarly to occupy your time. Meanwhile, please contemplate the writing of my co-author, Nicholas.

 

You may (or may not) have noticed that “The Weekly Adage” has been changed to “The Sporadic Quote”. This is because we don’t want to be bound to update it on a concrete basis, and would rather leave some quotes up longer than others. We have an archive of past quotes that hopefully will be available here soon; in the mean time, if you want to find one you saw here previously, don’t hesitate to ask!

 

On a closing note, my copy of Stephen Colbert’s book “I Am America (And You Can, Too!)” has been delayed, so the review I had planned of writing has been postponed. It will be posted relatively soon, however, because I’d never break a promise.

Until Monday –

Written by Ethan

February 21, 2008 at 2:56 pm