David Fleming
It's All Academic   www.davidflemingsite.com   
Archives: Social Commentary

One can't blog all of the time about higher education.  Luckily, there are moments coming from the rest of the world that spark creativity.

October 5, 2022: Impostering (How all of us suffer from imposter syndrome)

June 15, 2022: Private Parts (DNA from Celebrities)

January 11, 2022: National Chumps (The folly that is the NCAA football championship)

September 16, 2021: Couldn't I Get Solitary Confinement Instead (Judge sentences white supremacist to real classic literature)

September 5, 2021: Animal Housed (Delta Variant will create a new Delta crisis for colleges)

March 4, 2021: National Higher Education Lower Ignorance Day (When March 4, 2021, fails to produce what the conspiracy theorists believe will occur)

February 20, 2021: Inconceivable (Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers and the truth about youth sports)

January 13, 2021: The Conspiracy Cult (Blue Oyster Cult song says everything about conspiracy theorists)

January 6, 2021: Capitol Capital (Poem on the insurrectionists)

April 15, 2020: 10 Ways COVID-19 Shows The U.S. Has The Wrong Values (Self-explanatory)

February 3, 2020: Play Me That Community Standard (When Facebook rejects a post)

September 16, 2019: Sounds of Pleasure (A tribute to Ric Ocasek)

July 7, 2019: Trash (On watching the trash pile up around my lake)

June 4, 2019: Three Probes (Three angles on social commentary)

March 5, 2019: The Smug, The Lying, The Clueless, The Whining (Poem on dealing with jerks)

January 2, 2019: Cheaaat! (When robots cheat)

December 14, 2018: For Want (Proverbial inversion to fit modern humans)

November 7, 2018: For Good (God) (Hypothesizing on the state of the country post-midterm elections)

September 12, 2018: Spiral-Bound (Poem on surviving stormy social climate)

September 3, 2018: Get A Leg Up (Research on dog urination patterns)

July 19, 2018: How To Be Wrong (The denial of truth is too easy)

July 14, 2018: Empty The Room (The boorish drive any potential support)

June 29, 2018: (Something Died) (That Day) [Reflections a year, or a year and a half later]

May 30, 2018: A Stain (Roseanne Barr and truth)

May 9, 2018: I'm Not It (On being tagged through Facebook)

April 22, 2018: Poltergeists, Not Poets (Poem on the ugliness of public discourse)

April 17, 2018: Campaign (Poem on power of evil)

March 26, 2018: Tilt (Poem on conspiracy theorists)

March 2, 2018: Fears Facing South (Managing our fears)

February 26, 2018: In Your Bed (Strange bedfellows)

February 15, 2018: Prayed Upon (Poem on school shootings)

February 7, 2018: Dear Anonymous (On spineless trolls)

December 6, 2017: How They Lead If I Can't Follow Their Thoughts (What exactly is a thought leader?)

September 26, 2017: The Easy Narrative (Looking at the National Anthem controversy from the easiest perspective)

February 22, 2017: We Are The Gator (Man dies after boasting he can survive an alligator infested pond)

January 27, 2017: Ain't This A Pip (Machines that could help stupid people)

July 24, 2016: What You Zone (Absurdity of some local zoning ordinances)

July 14, 2016: Pococurante No! (The pokemon go craze)

June 29, 2015: What A Waste! (Reusing human waste at concerts)

March 20, 2015: Doggie Dime Bags (Congressman advocates for medical marijuana for pets)

March 3, 2015: The Pique Valleys of Work (What education should really teach about working)

January 23, 2015: Canned Jokes (High School arming students with canned goods to protect themselves)

December 21, 2014: The Spirit of Giving (Two instances of charity)

July 25, 2014: Dead Link(edIn) (Uselessness of LinkedIn)

May 15, 2014: Criminalize Cursing: I Wouldn't Swear By It (Putin wants to make cursing illegal in Russia)

April 23, 2014: Poetic Justice For All (On The Nature of Poetic Justice)

December 16, 2013: Of Longhorns, Long Hair, and Short Bursts of Fame (Battle over Farrah Fawcett painting)

November 8, 2013: Disorder in the House (Miami Dolphins' mess is similar to higher ed issues)

September 30, 2013: Luckily, God Never Shut Down Our Earth, Wind and Fire (On the government shutdown)

May 24, 2013: I Knew The Guy (When He Used To Duck And Run) (When people you know for all their faults ascend to great career heights)

May 8, 2013: There Is Nothing Humble About Your Opinion (The loss of civility in commentary)

July 20, 2012:  Thoroughly Random (some random thoughts related to news stories)

June 29, 2012:  In Sync With LinkedIn (On the power of LinkedIn for hiring)

January 29, 2012: 10 Signs Life Is Good (Personal and cultural)

December 28, 2011:  The Populations of Two States May Refuse to Read This (On the legacy of Rich Rodriquez)

December 7, 2011:  Holiday Gift-Shopping Ideas (to probably stay away from) (On your government bookstore)

April 1, 2011: Calling Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (A scavenger hunt in the New York Public Library)

March 26, 2011: Save Our Programs (Ideas to help National Public Radio programs)

March 9, 2011:  Go Ahead And Pigeonhole Me, Just Hold Me (Data mining blogs)

February 15, 2011: "Mr. Watson, go away, I don't need you." (Jeopardy goes artificial intelligence for a week)

February 8, 2011:  And Now For Something on a Completely Different Finger (On Elvis Costello saying he will make no more "cd's")

January 17, 2011:  What the Huck are we doing to great stories? (On sanitizing great pieces of literature)