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Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does a bunch of other stuff.

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18 Responses

  1. Avatar Stillwater says:

    Congratulations Rufus. Pretty dang cool.Report

  2. Avatar zic says:

    And I liked it just as well on a second read in another place.

    Congrats, Rufus!Report

  3. Tout est pardonné, indeed. Congrats!Report

  4. Avatar Murali says:

    Congrats Rufus!

    I notice that they changed the title. Was that your idea or their’s?Report

    • Avatar Rufus F. says:

      Oh, theirs- that’s standard operating procedure at most outlets. It’s why I always feel bad for writers who get savaged for an article whose title or lead paragraph gave the wrong impression.Report

      • Avatar Rufus F. says:

        Or, even worse, when the angry comment is entirely about the lead in and title and they haven’t read the article at all! At any rate, I’m skipping the Salon comments, which tend to be a bit of a freakshow on a good day.Report

  5. Awesome!

    There were no comments, so I got things started.Report

    • Avatar Rufus F. says:

      Thanks for that! I usually skip the comments at Salon because they seem to get a lot of kooks there. It’s not as bad as some of the places online, but enough to make me appreciate our commentariat here!Report

  6. Avatar Kolohe says:


    Of course, Salon’s going to Salon with their editing, as “Running the University (and everything else) like a Business” shows a different set of implicit value judgements than “The free market is destroying my school”Report

    • Avatar Rufus F. says:

      Yeah, well definitely a different set of likely solutions to the problem than I would go with.

      Not a big deal. It’s actually somewhat helpful in illustrating to me that my titling could be punchier before I pitch stuff. My title here was okay, but I’ve pitched articles with pretty lame titles I’d have to say.Report

  7. Avatar Chris says:


  8. Avatar North says:

    Excellent! Congrats!Report