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Travel Updated #12: Getting Lost in Paris with Kate Bornstein

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So I decided to get lost in Paris while listening to Kate Bornstein's A Queer and Pleasant Danger.  It was a great time had by all!



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Travel Updated #11: Enjoying Paris to its Fullest!

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Paris has been fantastic!  Here is my update of my excellent day yesterday, but for more details about my wanderings, check out my journal as you'll find out about my crepe adventure and soaking in all the sights--as well as my FAVORITE part of the Louvre!


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Travel Updated #10: Arrival in Paris

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So I have left the Netherlands and even Berlin and am now in Pars!  Fun times await!




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Travel Update #9: Departing the Netherlands

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An update about my second to last day in the Netherlands--lots of fun and sad to depart!



For those interested in reading my journal updates, you'll want to check out this link.For those interested in checking out my photos thus far, check out this link.For those interested in subscribing to the video updatescheck out this link.Today's random images from the photo archive:




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Travel Update #8: Some of my Favorite Pics

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A light update this time around.  Instead of a video, I've done a slide-show of some of my favorite pictures taken thus far.  I've also updated my journal, which as of now is in the vicinity of some 8500+ words.  To see a full screen version, you can also click through here.




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Travel Update #7: Of Palaces & Police

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Not a bit update per se nor a cool video like the last few times, but just me talking about a palace I visited, getting pulled over by the police (I assure, I'm not blogging from prison...yet), and facial hair.  Enjoy!



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Travel Updated #6: Art Exhibit Video

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Below is the video I made of the art project that my host and her friends worked on at the Galerie Zuid.  They came out really well and I wanted to make this video to capture the progress and atmosphere.  I've also updated my journal as well as added more photos so be sure to check them out!  I'm still having a great time and even though the weather isn't entirely agreeable, the people are.



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Travel Update #5: Art, Gnomes, & Walking About

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Another great day of adventuring in the Netherlands!  Here's my latest video update, giving some of the numbers of my first week in the Netherlands.  Enjoy the video, the pics, and the updates and let me know what you think.




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Travel Update #4: A Video Tour of Zwolle & More Adventures

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I continue to have a great time with lots of travelling and meeting of new people.  During my adventures in Zwolle, I decided to make this video capturing some of the sights I've encountered there.  It's not great, but it might give you a better sense of where I am and what I'm doing.  Enjoy!



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Travel Update #3: More videos, more pics, more fun!

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The trip continues to be an excellent success with lots of learning, laughs, and excitement.  Below is my vlog update.  Also, I wanted people to know, after 2-3 requests from readers that I have opened up the travel journal so that if people want to use the Comment feature, they can in the Google Doc to ask questions and comment about what you read there.  I promise to answer them as best as possible.

Two Video updates!


Update 2:


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Travel Update #2

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So it's early Monday morning so I'm throwing up another update.  I'm a bit of a morning person which means I can usually do get my journaling done before anyone else is up. Here's my latest update.  You can check out the current vlog post, as well as my journal update, and current photos that I've taken broken down by the days.  




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Travel Update #1

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I arrived yesterday in Zwolle and it's Sunday morning, now.  Here's my latest update.  You can check out the two vlog posts, as well as my journal update, and current photos that I've taken.  A truly multi-media update!

Friday's Update:


Sunday's Update:


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Tales of Running: "What's Your Time?": Both Sides of the Conversation

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So I should be 4 runs into the season at this point and should be up to some 20 miles a week.  Sadly to say I'm not on either count.  However, I will may make it up on the other end and pick up some more runs (for instance, I did sign up for the 25K Around the Cape and I'll likely sign up for the Nahant 30K).  Regardless, the running is going well.  As I finished a 8.5 mile today, feeling good and relaxed; coming in around 1 hour 25 minutes (10 minute miles), my body felt it could have easily gone further.

The two runs that I did complete, I was very happy about as they showed overall, an improvement in time over last year and just felt good to be out running with the herd again.  The Energize the Earth 10K in Beverly was a pretty nice route finishing up at Lynch Park.  I also ran into a friend who's been getting into running of late (I'll give ya a hint--he runs Arts After Hours in Lynn).  There was a 5K and a 10K option and the 10K was just a second loop.  Initially, …

Travel On: Wherein Lance Goes to Europe for 3 Weeks

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So for those that don't know, from May 10 to May 30, I will be off to Europe for three weeks.  For two weeks, I will be staying in Zwolle, Netherlands with a good friend and colleague.  From there, I will be visiting Berlin for about 2 days, Paris for 3 days, and London for 2 days.  I am (obviously) pretty excited about the trip and thought I would capture my travels through a mixture of blogging and video blogging.  However, while I'll update here to let people know when I've updated my journal and my video travelogue, the content itself will not likely be stowed here.  So below you can see my first update.  And you can keep up with my exploits by subscribe to My Channel.



You can check out regularly updated travel journal below or click there to access it.  I will be updating this blog with reminders of when I've updated the other resources.




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CFP: Comics & Graphic Novels

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As some of you know, I'm the Area Chair for Comics & Graphic Novels for the Northeast Popular Culture Association.  This is their season call for conference papers for this October's conference.  If you've got something, please consider presenting:


The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is pleased to issue a call for papers for its fall conference. NEPCA invites proposals on a wide array of topics pertaining to popular and American culture, broadly construed.
The 2013 NEPCA conference will meet on the campus of Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, October 25–26.     The deadline for proposals is June 10, 2103.
Since 1974 NEPCA has invited scholars from New England and New York to be part of an expanding intellectual community. Our annual conferences strive to obtain a balance of graduate students, independent scholars, and full-time faculty members. They are designed to be nurturing conferences where works in progress share intellectual sp…

30 Books for April: 365 Books a Year Challenge

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So I made it successfully through April with 30 books.  Here's the Goodreads listing and details.  And with this month's books, that puts me at 128 books this year.  It's kind of awesome on its owns.

Here's the tally so far:
March - 32 BooksFebruary - 33 BooksJanuary - 33 BooksHighlights of the month--there were actually a couple that I found quite rewarding and insightful.
My Word!: Plagiarism and College Culture by Susan BlumThis should be required reading for any college-level instructor.  Blum's accessible yet complex discussion sheds light on the slippery slope of what academic dishonesty consists of, how and why students are likely to commit it, and the challenges in addressing it.  But more than anything, Blum vividly depicts the complexity of college culture that plays a central role in the development of cheating.
Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War by Byron ReeseIt's relieving to see a t…