I began this blog -- which I sometimes call my "main blog" -- in 2008. At the time, I had just started using the center of my faculty home page to highlight examples of environmental geography as I see it. Those examples are still there, but the new platform of blogging seemed a more effective way to add many kinds of examples, and emerging social media platforms made it easy to share those examples with a wide readership.
I recently realized that I was approaching my 1,000th published post (quite a few more remain as yet-to-be-published drafts), and I decided to celebrate with something fun. Coincidentally, I recently started making my own "Aw, Professor" memes, which friends and followers on Facebook really seem to appreciate. These are tongue-in-cheek words of unsolicited advice that echo themes found on the Not-the-13th Grade section of my faculty site. It seems fitting to gather all of them on this post, to which I will add any more that I end up creating.
|In honor of the hundreds of students who have tolerated the group assignment|
in my Secret Life of Coffee course.
|In honor of professors who try to apply what we teach in our classes|
to what we experience in our bureaucracies.
|In honor of teachers who manage to teach despite the over-management of teachers.|
|In honor of Georgia Senator John Lewis.|
|In honor of poet Tom Wayman.|
|278,872 page views, and counting!|
Below are memes in this series created after the initial May 9, 2018 post.
|In honor of spellcheck and autocorrect, without which this blog itself -- and|
even this meme -- would be impossible.
|In honor, of course, of the farmers.|
|In honor of dynamic classrooms, where I can learn from students every day.|
|In honor of professional soccer, for placing faith in the unity of a continent that our country's president is doing his best to divide.|
|After a bit of a hiatus, the meme is back. I hear earnest-sounding public officials|
using this technical term, most recently in the science-free zone of North Carolina.
|In honor of students in my African geography course, for whom this was|
my actual answer to an actual question before a quiz!
(They did not say "Aw, Professor" though.)
|In honor of middle-class people who believe wealthy politicians who tell them |
to watch out for immigrants, refugees, and other disadvantaged people
while rigging the world's financial and taxation systems
against the poor and the middle class.