Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Dr. "M.'s" Palimpsest Korner
The word "palimpsest" figured heavily in a chapter of Dr. "M.'s" dissertation, she would have us know. She also found use for it in a recent job interview. Uncannily, mere minutes after relaying that information in an email, Dr. "M." ran across "palimpsest" on page 11 of Frederick Jackson Turner's "Significance of the Frontier in American History." "I am being taken over by palimpsests!" cries Dr. "M.," if one can cry via email. Dr. "M." would like us to know also that there is "another kind of turtle called a cooter." Please note our restraint given that we did not title this "post" Dr. "M.'s" Cooter Korner. Pictured, a cooter.