Saturday, 14 October 2014 – The Atlantic takes on College Fraternities & Two Books Arrive by Mail

IMG_0579While we were over @ Bibi and Pop’s (my parents’) house, I read an article in their copy of The Atlantic. It was by Caitlin Flanagan and concerned the January death of Tim Piazza a fraternity pledge @ Penn State.

The article is very anti-Greek and made me realize the extent to which the national media has become opposed to the Greek system. Still, the fraternities have failed to police themselves and I suspect that there will be big changes in the system in the future.

The article is here –


IMG_0571Two books from my online order arrived in the mail. I got Derek Rowntree’s Probability Without Tears and Robert K. Merton, Marjorie Fiske, & Patricia L. Kendall’s The Focused Interview. Happy Day!


I read Rowntree’s Statistics Without Tears last summer and enjoyed it. So, I look forward to reading his take on probability. As for the Merton book, I have become interested in using interviews for my scholarly work, so I’m trying to up my skills.

The best news is that I have many more books in the mail.


About mobilemojoman

I have been a Mobile resident for about a decade. Working as a college professor keeps me off the streets and pays the bills. I am married to a woman (the MojoWoman) who is a much better person than I am and we have two beautiful girls who keep us both jumping. My interests are varied - food & drink, sports, politics, exercise, books, travel, Mardi Gras, and all of life's rich pageant. In the future, I'd like to learn more about sailing, photography, Cajun/Creole cooking, making beer and wine, and writing.
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