There is a lot of noise about impeachment in the news and the among the commentariat and pundit class, and suddenly everyone in the US is scrambling to recall what they learned in 7th grade civics class about the branches of government. I have mostly followed this, though I have found it far too easy … Continue reading Why impeachment now?
As I discussed in a post from back in April following the last meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in Washington, DC, attending a large academic conference with family can present many challenges. I suggested at the time that a fun and useful project might be to create an open map of the … Continue reading AAG Denver 2020 with kids
I have now been doing this blog, with an increasingly haphazard publication schedule, for two years. The pace of writing has slowed considerably as I have taken on more administrative duties in my department, where I am now undergraduate program chair and the principal academic advisor, tried to buckle down and refocus some effort on … Continue reading Two years and some links
I have not written much here lately. The end of the fall semester and beginning of the winter semester have, in short, been kicking my ass. This is fine, I think; I have been busy but productive and, unlike those people I know who work in the US federal government, I have still been getting … Continue reading Don’t worry about the government
This is a short tale about my voting experience this year in the US general election, scheduled for November 6. I reside and work in Canada, as I have for more than 14 years now, but I am still a US citizen, registered to vote in Kentucky, as I have been since I was 18 … Continue reading Voting from afar
Over the past few days, the Senate confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the US Supreme Court has dominated news coverage in the US, and made its way to international news outlets and discussion. A lot of digital ink has been spilled in discussing the process, the nominee, the multiple allegations of sexual assault … Continue reading Elite spaces and bodies
It should have come as no surprise that when Senator John McCain died on August 25, media coverage would be replete with paeans to his legacy, his statesmanship, his status as a war hero. Reading these, one would think that instead of the fiery and often unpredictable 'maverick' of the Senate, the man who repeatedly … Continue reading Trumpland 3