“If you can take criticism well, you can go very far.” — John Lachs of Vanderbilt University
Here’s a little bit more of the story about the day I got that advice.
“Mississippi has a tortured past, and it has struggled mightily to reinvent itself and become a New Mississippi.”
This line is from his breathtaking speech delivered at the sentencing for the murder of James Craig Anderson in Jackson, MS. His speech was published on NPR’s Web site here. If you haven’t read it, you should.
This is the first photo quote that I’ve made with Buffer.com’s Pablo feature. Having fun. (Buffer.com’s Pablo feature.)
I had two deadlines Friday. Made one of them. The grant application is out. I’m so lucky that the other deadline was more flexible. BUT, today’s the deadly deadline… This guy at his desk is me today. MUST get this done. Final edits are due on my latest journal article. The piece is important for my book, A Culture of Justice. It’s first coming out in a journal. Helpful feedback is the best part of journal publishing, not that reviewers are ever encouraging. The important part is that they’re often right about some ways in which I could improve my work.
I’m grateful to artist Oliver Ottitsch (OliverOttitsch.com) for permission to post his artwork, “Deadline” (February 22, 2013), which he kindly granted me. I ordered one of his books today, most of which are in German, though one is in French and one’s in English. The cartoon above is online here.
Oliver’s piece inspires me today, including now, as I do something fun for a few minutes before (instead of) finishing my edits! Back to work!
I’ve got a gallery of photos from that evening, which won’t be found here if you clicked on the “Photos” link in the menu. It has something to do with the kind of post I put the gallery in. Anyway, click here to see all the photos from that night.
Thanks again to Daniel Perea for taking the pictures that night. Please do not reuse these without requesting permission first. Copyright Weber 2015.
Thanks to Graduate School Dean John Kiss for the photo. I enjoy meeting with the new graduate instructors each year at the University of Mississippi. Copyright John Kiss, 2015.
This photo was taken in 2010, during a class meeting of the spring semester honors writing course in the University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. The photo was taken out on a beautiful day in the Grove.
Photo by Blake Belcher. Copyright Weber 2010.
If people treated gluttony like they treat some other sins, they’d tell me “No, you may not have fries with that!”
The economy in the U.S. would really take a hit too, I’d wager.
Cartoon by Kevin Frank, from May 28, 2015. Visit KevinFrank.net to check out his work. This particular cartoon is on his site here. I’m grateful to Kevin for permission to post his artwork. He’s a nice fellow.
While on Kevin’s site, I ordered a copy of his book, True North, which I’m looking forward to enjoying. Check it out.
I have had some pretty remarkable experiences at the University of Mississippi, as well as some wonderful students to work with (Yes, I end sometimes with a preposition). It’s deeply meaningful to see one’s students so honored and successful.
The group was from Dallas’s ‘s Uplift Education charter schools. We met in Bryant Hall, where we talked a little bit about my field, philosophy. I explained the major branches of philosophy, and then we talked about how practical philosophy is or can be. To illustrate that, we covered a controversial case in medical ethics, concerning euthanasia. The young men and women were very bright and a lot of fun to engage in discussion.