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Tag: Jefferson
  • Secession and the State of Jefferson

    Recently, Nathan-Fox Helser, a blogger at the Wake Forest University student newspaper, wrote about the right of secession in America and a current movement in California and Oregon to create a new state, called Jefferson.  Fox-Helser first sums up the right of secession as a truly liberal idea: While I’m pretty aware that most of these so-called …

  • The Meeting

    David Dempster has submitted for your consideration a short story he recently wrote in honor of Independence Day.  I won’t ruin the ending for you, so here’s a short taste: “Sir, I have been studying your writings. There are things I do not understand. I wish to engage you in dialog so I may understand …

  • Speech Analysis

    If you’ve never played around with Wordle, it’s “a toy for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.” One blogger made six word clouds of 9-12 speeches from Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Nixon, Bush 2, and Obama. It’s hardly …

  • Catching Wild Pigs

    I received this in my email and thought I’d pass it on: A chemistry professor in a large college had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt. …