Here is another of the little essays I’ve written while waiting for my turn to get vaccines here is Spain.
A Question (And Two Sub-Questions) about the Afterlife
Here is a purely silly little piece. I wrote it in the spirit of Jonathan Swift or the television shows The Good Place or Good Omens and I hope no one takes it seriously.
17 X 3 = 51. A Reflection on My Life from the Perspective of the Life-Cycle of Cicadas
Here is a little essay I wrote when thinking about this year’s eruption of the Brood X cicadas in the eastern United States, an event that happens every seventeen years. I’ve taken a few literary liberties here: my actual birthday is in April, and I think that was 18 or 19 years old in the first photograph.
Felices fiestas 2020
Oh my goodness. I think that we are all happy to turn our backs on 2020 and start looking forward to regaining a new normal in 2021.
One bright spot in my retirement life here in the paradise that is Asturias, Spain, is that I have finally finished a draft of my Art and Archaeology in the American Funny Pages. It is now up on my homepage as a rather large .pdf download. I would love to receive any feedback!
May 2020 Update
I haven’t written any blogs or updated this WordPress website for some time. I’ve now added an essay, “The Beginning of the End of the U. S. of A.?” and, under the Poems menu, some silly COVID-19 poems.
I have added a new section here on Art and Archaeology in Comics and have posted there my presentation of Pam’s collection. Please feel free to download this and share it.
I have also posted on my blog site, murrayasturias.blogspot.com, a silly little business proposal.
While I am submitting blogs about our new life in Oviedo, Spain, at https://murrayasturias.blogspot.com, because the formatting there can be a little wonky, I thought that I would add here the Word version of my last blog here as well.Political Correctness in the Monastery of Santa María Valdediós 2
About My Archive
As a retired teacher who has fled the US and is now living in Spain, and as someone who has until now eschewed most forms of social media, I am belatedly beginning to create an online presence.
To that end, I am using this WordPress website to archive some of my miscellaneous non-academic writing. I hope that some of my friends and former colleagues may enjoy this collection, which consists mainly of political editorials, light-weight essays, and silly poems. I also post here the latest version of my US History textbook, Key Moments in American History.
You may also want to check out a Pinterest site that I created for the Art Appreciation course that I taught at River Valley Community College in Keene, NH: https://www.pinterest.com/murraydigsit/
Although I am not an active blogger, I have a blog page where I hope to record some of my impressions of my life in Oviedo: https://murrayasturias.blogspot.com.es