An Experiment in Gendered Discussion Domination

I ran across this very interesting and simple way to measure how much men and women talk in a public space.  It is called “Are Men Talking Too Much?”


Are men talking too much?

Check who’s dominating the conversation

Please don’t be aggrieved about the fact that the timer buttons are titled “dude” and “not dude”. That’s part of the humor in this. I am considering using this secretly in my fall comp classes and then trying it publicly. Mostly harmless.

I’m Nobody

I’m Nobody! Who are you? (260)

Emily Dickinson1830 – 1886

I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –  
To tell one’s name – the livelong June –  
To an admiring Bog!

Deep State Learning

I am about to the place in the summer where I need the deep cool pools of water that are not found just anyplace.  Around cave country they are known as ‘blue holes’.  On the Green River, the river that bisects my county, they are numerous. All you do is beach the canoe and swim into where the cave water empties into river.  Warm-less warm-cool-cooler-56 degrees F.

Here is one:

Of course, there is a point to be made about an analogous blue hole in this blog.

Here is one of my posts that, as far as I can discern,  no one paid a lick of attention to. I love it for its content and for the process of working out loud and for the complement of tools working loosely but together.

Now I think I need to go deep into the links. That was the original quest: create a deep end to dive into and see where that took me.  Cool-cooler-coolest. Blue hole home.