Friday, August 19, 2005


Anniversary Shuffle

I know there is not evidence of it here, but I actually have been blogging lately. In the background, I'm working on two longish posts, one on Frederick Douglass's first tour of Great Britain, and one on the antebellum period's version of Godwin's Law. I've also finally gotten around to reading this book, in the hopes of reporting on it soon.

But time for working on the posts has been limited by work. This week I've been finalizing syllabi for the two courses I'm teaching this fall. Over here, I'm teaching my first survey of U. S. history to 1865. And over there, I'm teaching a seminar on African American intellectual history.

More importantly, today is our fifth wedding anniversary, so my best friend and I are headed out of town for the weekend to celebrate.

Before we go, here's a Friday shuffle:

1. "Circle," by Sarah McLachlan, from Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
2. "The Magdalene Laundries," by The Chieftains, with Joni Mitchell, from Tears of Stone
3. "From Sinai to Canaan -- Part II," by Chris Thile, from Not All Who Wander Are Lost
4. "A Whisper," by Coldplay, from A Rush of Blood to the Head
5. "Pepita," by Calexico, from Feast of Wire
6. "All the Right Reasons," by The Jayhawks, from This is Americana compilation
7. "What Is It," by Cassandra Wilson, from a Paste sampler
8. "Stay," by Alison Krauss, from Forget About It
9. "See You," by Foo Fighters, from The Colour and the Shape
10. "Pastures New," by Nickel Creek, from Nickel Creek

Collective Improvisation:
happy anniversary!! 

Posted by JM

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 8/19/2005 01:02:00 PM : Permalink  

Happy anniversary! Have a great weekend. 

Posted by Scrivener

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 8/19/2005 04:54:00 PM : Permalink  

Happy anniversary, and congratulations on the teaching gigs! If you need any help with U.S. lectures, let me know... 

Posted by John Davies

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 8/19/2005 08:56:00 PM : Permalink  

From one August 2000 groom to another, congratulations! Have a great anniversary weekend. 

Posted by zalm

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 8/19/2005 09:17:00 PM : Permalink  

Thanks for the anniversary wishes! We had a great time! 

Posted by Caleb

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 8/22/2005 09:21:00 AM : Permalink  

THe classes sound good. I've got 3 online classes and 3 lecture classes this semester. Also trying to finish an article / conference paper proposal by December. 

Posted by Sean

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 8/25/2005 11:01:00 AM : Permalink  

Sounds like you've got a lot on your plate, Sean. Good luck with the beginning of the semester! 

Posted by Caleb

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 8/25/2005 06:44:00 PM : Permalink  

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