And Then I Killed Another Tree

The first thing you learn when you are teaching five classes in a single term is that the piles are eventually going to win. Even in the electronic age, teaching involves a lot of paper.  You’d think it wouldn’t.  Universities tend to operate on the assumption that we’re moving towards a “paper-free” format.  A couple […]

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Elementary, My Dear Sherlock

With the advent of Elementary, the American television show that is oh-dear-me-no-not-at-all a ripoff of the BBC’s Sherlock, the current Holmes craze can be seen to have reached what is probably going to be its tipping point.  We’ve had so much Holmes lately that it’s hard to see how anything more can be wrung out […]

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