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The Education of Oronte Churm

Oronte Churm is the pen name of John Griswold, who teaches in the MFA program at McNeese State University, proudly nestled in Cajun country on the Louisiana Gulf.

September 17, 2008 - 5:39pm
I have something in the new issue of Brevity, the premiere online journal of concise literary nonfiction, if you're interested.
September 12, 2008 - 1:04pm
The fall semester was only two weeks old, and we’d already worked through Irving, Hawthorne, and Poe. But my students and I didn’t know each other well yet, and I was aware when I assigned Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street” that the add/drop date hadn’t passed.
September 9, 2008 - 3:15pm
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN will fire up Wednesday morning, though “it might take a month or two to ramp up the proton energies to five trillion electron v
September 3, 2008 - 11:59pm
Have you had the experience recently of your physician turning her computer screen toward you and googling something she needs to know? I have, twice in a month, and I have to say, it was a little disconcerting.
August 29, 2008 - 4:29pm
Saw a flyer yesterday on a bulletin board in the English Building:CHECK US OUT THIS THURSDAY!!!FREE FOOD!BAGS!M16 SIMULATOR!AND MORE!!!I needed to know what more Army ROTC could possibly provide, so I force-marched over to take a look. In the small grassy space west of the Armory, about 50 students in blue-and orange ROTC t-shirts and shorts were chatting, playing bean-bag toss, and trying to get a grill going. Rock music played loudly from an unseen stereo in an Armory window.
August 28, 2008 - 12:37am
Crazy Larry, always hungry for acting roles, sent me an ad he found on Craig’s List:
August 21, 2008 - 2:07pm
Our friend Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin says there are three kinds of exhaustion: “Exhaustion caused by muscular fatigue, exhaustion caused by overtaxing the brain, and exhaustion caused by amorous excess.”
August 20, 2008 - 12:23pm
I have a new dispatch up at McSweeney's today, in which I prove myself to be the monster that so many have always thought I was.
August 14, 2008 - 4:54pm
My family and I are back from our trip, and I’m ready to get back to work. While we were in West Virginia, if we wanted to check e-mail we had to drive up to Snowshoe Ski Resort and use the wireless at the Starbucks.
August 8, 2008 - 9:46am
As far as I know, summers off from school have their roots in agriculture. Students needed the time to tend the crops, cut wood, make repairs, put up food, and after harvest they could come back to the classroom.

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