Author Archives: jyourist

End of my last planning week

It is actually bittersweet (more sweet than bitter) that this is the last time I will experience a planning week. I will be retiring this June and will never again have to sit through so many meetings about lockers and … Continue reading

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“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 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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