Category Archives: work

Happiness Is for the Birds

The joyous warble of some unseen bird
accompanied my morning ablutions,
a piercing insistence of the jungle
thriving just outside these four whitish walls.
From time to time it would become silent,
drowned out by razor’s hum or shower’s roar,
only to sound again that cheery note
the moment the din of convenience died.
The bird sang a song of uplift unmatched,
as I straightened my tie and gently mused
that the song was sweet because it was free,
while bondage can breed only bitterness.
Leaving, seeing the bird, I raised a hand
and gave it its namesake. Hey, fuck you, bird.

The Unarmed Education Mercenary

freelance academic/poet-for-hire/verbal hustler/classless teacher

Majority Rule

The Official Blog of the New Faculty Majority

Nathaniel C. Oliver

freelance academic/poet-for-hire/verbal hustler/classless teacher

Rainshadow Farm

living, learning, resilience


Traces of Italy

A Narcissist Writes Letters, To Himself

A Hopefully Formerly Depressed Human Vows To Practice Self-Approval

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Beautiful Insanity

A heart on fire, fighting with all its might.

Rachel Svendsen

Reading. Writing. Me.

O at the Edges

Musings on poetry, language, perception, numbers, food, and anything else that slips through the cracks.

Wallflower Whimsy

Words from the introverse.

Working Without a Net

Don't look down. You'll be fine.

Music for Deckchairs

"In shadowy, silent distance grew the iceberg too": universities, technology, work and life

Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

As the Adjunctiverse Turns

cheeky, no respect for academia


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Corey Robin

Author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin


Poetry, story and real life.

It's complicated.

Writings on disability, academia, architecture, and everything in between.