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Blog closed…gone to Wacken.

My blog will be on a temporary hiatus this coming week. I will be attending the Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival in Germany, the largest gathering of metalheads on … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Going both ways in Mexico: Y Tu Mamá También and bisexuality.

Not long ago I re-watched Y Tu Mamá También, the wonderful 2001 film by landmark Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón. This film has always been one of my favorites since the first time I … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Summer vacation: a July hiatus.

You may have noticed the pace of articles on Seanmunger.com has been a little less of late. Having returned from my research trip, I’m now deep into family time and … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is wrong–as a matter of faith.

I don’t often comment on news or current events on this blog, though I have done so a few times. This blog is primarily about history, writing, and things that … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Remembering on Memorial Day.

As someone on Twitter pointed out, it may be a little incongruous to bid the world a “happy” Memorial Day. But certainly on this day we should remember those men … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

The 14th Amendment triumphs again! Marriage equality comes to Oregon.

Minutes ago, a United States District Court in Eugene, Oregon, where I live, issued a ruling striking down the amendment to Oregon’s state constitution, passed in 2004, defining marriage as … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

End the excuses: an academic’s views on campus rape.

I study, work and teach on a campus with a rape problem. This week on the campus where I’m a Ph.D. student and GTF (Graduate Teaching Fellow), a scandal erupted … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · 5 Comments

The literal past: a college student’s view of history.

I’ve been teaching history at the college level for almost 4 years now. I love it and teaching is clearly the job I was born to do, but, like every … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · 6 Comments

Are we really greener? A reminiscence on Earth Day.

As I’m sure media (and social media) will tell you repeatedly, today is Earth Day. As my blog deals often with history, including environmental history, you might expect this blog … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Adventures in the Archives: The Living Past

Originally posted on Nursing Clio:
The stereotype of historians isolated in archives with dusty papers and dim lighting has more than a grain of truth to it. Granted, my archive…

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment
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