Posts by Blue Collar Professor

Blue Collar

I miss chalkboards. After teaching a class, it was always rewarding to look down and see my pants covered in...

Build Your Own Table

I just stared. There they gathered – same time, same place – each and every day. They had their own...

Positive Thinking (Necessary but not Sufficient)

“AGAIN!” he yelled with spittle flying everywhere. The next four moved forward and lined up. The runner positioned himself and...

Failure and the Fireman’s Carry

When I was a sophomore in high school, my football coach suggested that I take up wrestling. Wrestling, he argued,...

Bridges and a Brontosaurus

Bridges and a Brontosaurus

My grandmother is on facebook. This is dangerous. The picture to the left is the reason why. Her antics, however,...

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