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Happy New Year!

As an academic type, I’ve always considered the end of summer the beginning of a new year: preschool, primary school, secondary school, college, graduate school, and now, entering my 13th year as a teacher of college students.  My whole life has been lived according to the rhythms of the academic calendar.  Now, by the precedent…

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Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists

I am now officially a proud member of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists!  The LFHCfS is a project of Improbable Research, which also publishes the bimonthly Annals of Improbable Research and sponsors the annual Ig Nobel Prizes, among many other worthwhile endeavors promoting “research that makes people laugh and then think.” I am…

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Moving In…

I have finally begun the process of moving my main homestead on the cyber-frontier from my long time (and long neglected) digs at outopia.org to this easier to find place, kjpayne.com — outfitted with brand new Web 2.0 technology and capable of supporting all the bells and whistles.  I have had plans for this move…

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