Wed Sep 29, 2010
  • Spinal Surgery

  • NRC Rankings

  • Losing the OED

Spinal Surgery

I had spinal surgery two weeks ago. An anesthesiologist told me that I wouldn’t remember anything he was telling me, and I remember every word.

NRC Rankings

I had a lot to say about these until I learned of the role the Survey of Earned Doctorates played in them, at which point I decided to remain silent.

Losing the *OED*

Our state library consortium lost access to the OED last week. This was, needless to say, considerably more traumatic than the surgery. I had to buy an individual subscription (\$295/year; thanks Oxford!)