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Current Issue: Volume 25, No. 5 , Week of September 4, 2005

New Orleans Lost

New Orleans Lost

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Meet This Weekend! Saturday, September 10, 3:00 p.m.

All are invited to come to a neutral zone to meet each other and engage in dominant discourse while breaking bread together and sharing drinks.

I know it's not "central" to DH and Pasadena but we figured if Beau could go to CHUDH then he might be able to come 12 miles further south. There is public parking and the Metro stops right across the street. If anyone needs transportation please send me email and we will make arrangements to get you here. Let us please get together, learn who we are, put some faces with some names and be able to talk face to face without interjecting our own "feelings" into the words. Please come together and break bread with us. Unless someone else proposes another viable location this will be it. Jeanne, can you put up a "Blurb" in Dear Habermas before tomorrow night?

399 W 6th St
San Pedro, CA 90733

Since no one has offered another location, I'm going to declare that we will meet at the corner of 6th and Mesa In San Pedro. Saturday Afternoon, September 10, at 3:00 PM.

Email ME if you need help getting there, we'll work something out!

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Created: September 2, 2005
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Topic of the Week:
New Orleans Lost

The lecture and discussions for this second week will conceptually link our theories and learning to the tragic loss of an American City, New Orleans. Never before have we had to evacuate an entire city and been so poorly prepared to aid our fellow Amercans that thousands are predicted to have been lost in the process. We will focus on issues of who we are, how we measure who we are, and what kind of responsibility being who we are entails.

I will upload this as fast as I can, but you will need to be patient. As Michael suggested on transform_dom, I am in post-traumatic civic shock over what is happening in the city where I grew up. I hope the painting gives you some sense about what I'm feeling. Much more to follow.

Arnold just came home and asked me to explain the painting. The red oval in the center is the Superdome, the green and blue and brown background is the muddy, lethal flood waters everywhere, the deep aqua at the top right is Lake Pontchartrain, and the black and white ghosts rising from the scene are the victims who continue to die as our government fiddles. Hope this helps. Add your own impressions.

Sunday, September 4, 2005:

The guelphs are up for our lovable guelph world. Lot's of lecture material is up, but I still haven't put up all the concepts and the discussion questions. I'll get to that tomorrow. Enjoy your holiday and come back ready to work hard.

love and peace, jeanne

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Current Discussion Topics:

Academic Support

Using Academic Language Effectively

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:

and Careers

  • Resumes:

  • Letters of Recommendation:

    • Letters of Recommendation: How to get me to respond to your request. Many of you need letters. If you will follow this format, I can do them quickly and make them good.
    • Dog Letters If you do not give me adequate information, but do manage to get my attention, you may end up with a dog letter. That is a letter that says that you work well with people, that you are enthusiastic, that you persist at getting things done, and that everyone likes you. Of course, my dog gets along well with people, brings his ball to them, is enthusiastic, and persists at getting them to take his ball. Everyone likes my dog. That's a dog letter. It's so general it could be about my dog. jeanne

  • Career Options You Might Not Have Considered

    • visual media and their interdependence with other means of knowing to understand that we are not totally rational creatures deciding things apart from our feelings and values. Wolfowitz (new President of the World Bank to aid developing countries AND principle advocate of the Iraq War) might feel very differently when he is exposed to visual and aural images of the poor developing countries that have not before been his primary concern. So we want to know how best to present those developing countries visually. And we might find that we can have a career doing that sort of thing, so it does reflect on us as individuals. Added April 2, 2005.

That Was Fun! Sneaky Strokes and Flying Good Dogs

Flying Dog is also a painting by Zhang Kai. Best I've ever come across to illustrate our site with magic numbers and unicorns and whipped cream cats and now, flying dogs: