Thursday, July 03, 2008

In Every Cloud A Silver Lining

I thought today was going to be a crappy day. Not only did I not get the New York TImes for the second day this week, but instead of the Old Grey Lady I received instead a copy of that excrescence otherwise known as our corporate-owned "local" newspaper. Then my car almost got towed (as we have not yet renewed our neighborhood parking sticker) except that I ripped out to the sidewalk, partially dressed, and got it started before it was hooked up to the truck. Then the lawnmower broke, so half the lawn is sticking up at crazy angles and the other half looks like a neat little Marine.

But things are getting better. I have just been notified by Fiona King, of Online University Reviews that the Tenured Radical has been named one of the top 100 blogs written by liberal arts professors.

Since I have just been roaring around the house complaining that I can't get to work, I'm going to make this short, but let me say that it has been a bumpy but pleasurable ride in the past eighteen months, and I look forward to the future. Thanks, Fiona.

11 comments:

K said...

Congrats on the kudos for your blog!

green mountain girl in dixie said...

since you haven't received your NYT, does this mean that you haven't read the article entitled "The 60s Begin to Fade as Liberal Professors Begin to Retire?" I can't wait to hear what TR thinks of it...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/03/arts/03camp.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Carine said...

Excellent, congratulations! And maybe it was a bit bumpy now and then, but never boring!

anthony grafton said...

Props! And a happy 4th!

squadratomagico said...

congrats! I'm on there, too!

ecarson said...

This is excellent news.

John Poole said...

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Anonymous said...

TR,

Check this out.

You get an honorable mention in the video on the blog of KC Johnson's forum wife.

Scroll down to The Federalist Society (January 4, 2008)

Andi said...

Sorry about your crappy day but congrats on the award.

GayProf said...

Congrats! It is well deserved recognition!

David said...

Hey, bummer that listing turned out to be cynical traffic-fodder...