For months now, I've been telling myself I should blog more. "It's the twenty-first century," I say, trying to rally myself to sit down and do it. Still, procrastination and indolence persist. It's not that I haven't been writing at all, of course. I'm still at work on a number of academic publications, some fiction, my writing on jazz for Coda, including--since September--a regular column on jazz and film. As well, this semester, I've been contributing a regular column to The Daily Toreador, the campus newspaper here at Texas Tech. (And lending a voice to the oft-silenced old-guy faculty perspective in those pages.) So, to end my blog silence at long last, here are the op-ed pieces I've written for the paper here, to date:
18 January: "On being liberal"
25 January: "Float like a butterfly, sting like a pacifist"
1 February: "Spectacle in U.S. politics"
8 February: "Of dog ownership, civic duty"
15 February: "Rogue professor seeks political persecution"
Enjoy. Or not.