Category Archives: blogging

A Stopover in a Quiet Terminal

Father, forgive me, it has been almost 3 weeks since my last post. The guilt, it’s real. But, alas, marrying travel and blogging has become harder and harder for me. The simple fact is the older I get the more … Continue reading

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Blogging at Scale with Google Sheets

When you go directly from several weeks of work travel into the beginning of the semester rush at Reclaim Hosting, the necessarily gets neglected. But that changes now! Back on August 22nd Tim and I sat down with John Stewart … Continue reading

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The Life and Death of the Blog

On the heels of a transatlantic journey I sat down with Tim Owens to discuss the fate of academic blogging in the wake of Harvard University’s  announcement of their shuttering their blogging system. This is our seventh episode of Reclaim … Continue reading

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Blog Body

  Blog Body -this one is for you @adamc A post shared by Jim Groom (@jim.groom) on Jul 25, 2018 at 2:16am PDT Last month my family and I had the good fortune of welcoming Adam and Katie Croom to … Continue reading

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Sometimes They Come Back

The other day I got a comment on a post from 2007 about teaching Foucault’s Discipline and Punish. It’s over a decade old at this point, and it’s interesting to me because it marks a moment when I was knee … Continue reading

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Tying Up Loose Ends for 2017

“I’m not one for end of the year posts,” he says as he writes an end of the year post. But I wanted to take advantage of this blog genre to clear the decks for 2018. What do I mean? … Continue reading

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12 in 17

I just realized as I was trying to file away 2017 that this blog turned 12 years old two weeks ago with no fanfare. Maybe that’s proof it has become so much a part of the fabric of my life … Continue reading

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“Hold all my calls, I’m blogging”

“Jim finding a Tony comment on my blog via a Downes link. It’s like 2006.” Well, I’m not sure things are that dire, but it does feel good to still be blogging while most have gone fallow or re-entrenched to … Continue reading

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Hello Blog!

Been taking a bit of a break from the bava blog the last few weeks, it’s been a welcome respite. September and October were fairly intense travel months, and after the US election I really wanted  break from the maddening media. … Continue reading

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Give Up the AWS Ghost

Building on my last post about moving off Amazon Web Services (AWS), I moved another EC2 instance I setup back in 2014 to run the blogging platform Ghost. Like, I had not been able to access the server … Continue reading

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