I continue to really love office hours (and even thrive on them!), and I had another semester of wonderful and very busy office hours, even busier than last semester! Here’s the data breakdown for the Fall 2019 semester. (Added 11/29 10:15 AM: Unfortunately, you might not be able to see the full data correctly unlessContinue reading “239 visits. 180 hours. Office Hours.”
Author Archives: Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda
Notes on Invisible and Unpaid Labor
I regularly think about invisible labor and unpaid labor–it’s everywhere. For invisible labor: We don’t see the people who empty our office trash cans. We don’t know the people who pick our fruits and vegetables and who deliver them to our local stores. What if grocery stores had a picture of who picked our fruitContinue reading “Notes on Invisible and Unpaid Labor “
Big Business and the Media that Facilitates Its Lies, Chick-fil-A Edition
In September 2019, Chick-fil-A opened its first location outside of the United States in Toronto, Canada. The problem — this is a lie. Chick-fil-A actually opened its first location in Canada in the mid-1990s but was unsuccessful. Chick-fil-A attempted another, also unsuccessful, entrance into Canada in 2014. In addition, Chick-fil-A opened at least two (possiblyContinue reading “Big Business and the Media that Facilitates Its Lies, Chick-fil-A Edition”
What’s Happening at NBC Entertainment?
NBC Entertainment currently has a number of high-quality, status-quo-challenging programs. As previously written, in its twenty-first season now, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit brings attention to the systemic problem that is sexual violence. In contrast to rhetoric spoken and perpetuated by current conservative ideologies, Law and Order takes victims seriously and does not excuseContinue reading “What’s Happening at NBC Entertainment? “
I’m an Ordained Minister.
In my Secularisms and Atheisms class, students are reading Living the Secular Life. In one place, the author talks about the Universal Life Church that allows people to easily become ordained. Curious, I Googled “Universal Life Church.” The website asks people to give their name, email address, country, and state. With this and a confirmationContinue reading “I’m an Ordained Minister.”
Waiting Room Conversations
I just wanted to make a brief post about an interesting waiting room conversation I overheard while at M.D. Anderson recently. An older White man was talking with another older White man and said: Trump has done what he can but the rapture is still coming soon. If Hillary had been elected, it would haveContinue reading “Waiting Room Conversations”
An Ode to the Chicken Strips at the Cheesecake Factory
A for fun post! I’ve been eating at the Cheesecake Factory for about a decade. I’ve always gotten the same thing–Buffalo Chicken Strips, no buffalo! People laugh at me, but I’m telling you…they have the best chicken strips available. They are so good that I’ve been collecting pictures of them! Look at those portions! LookContinue reading “An Ode to the Chicken Strips at the Cheesecake Factory”
Asking Students How They Are Really Doing Should Not Be A Rare Occurrence
Asking students how they are really doing should not be a rare occurrence. For several years now, I have scheduled a day mid-semester for wellness in almost all of my classes because I have seen my students arrive more and more stressed every semester for several years. The results are always amazing. In hopes of encouragingContinue reading “Asking Students How They Are Really Doing Should Not Be A Rare Occurrence”