Author Archives: jyourist

“First Faculty Meeting of the Year” by Lisa Nikolidakis

Andy Thomason , a writer at The Chronicle, is actually collecting images of this completed bingo card, originally posted on McSweeneys. After your first faculty meeting (if you are so inclined), send your image to andy.thomason@chronicle.com and follow up with … Continue reading

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“For Sixty Cents” by Lydia Davis

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“Magdalene — The Seven Devils” by Marie Howe

“Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven devils had been cast out” —Luke 8:2. The first was that I was very busy. The second — I was different from you: whatever happened to you could
not happen to me, not like that. … Continue reading

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Summer Ensos

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She was an optimist

On our road trip to Bloomington Indiana this summer (ultimately to attend a wedding), I discovered this tombstone in a small cemetery, Dunn Cemetery, between the student union and the small Beck Chapel on the campus of Indiana University. It … Continue reading

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“A Tale of Momentum and Inertia”

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Katydid on the Kale

Ah, that proverbial sound of summer. You know what I mean. The katydids vibrating and clicking. Sometimes it is so much a part of the late summer soundscape that we don’t really notice it. It’s the white noise of summer. … Continue reading

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