life at oxford


Three OUP Employees Pay Homage to International Coffee Day (Everyday)

The Fresh Pots Society (FPS) was born when three OUP publicists—Jonathan Kroberger, Owen Keiter, and Sam Blum—realized they had a shared fascination with coffee, caffeine intake, and general snobbery. Each afternoon, Jonathan, Owen, and Sam convene over a delicious French-pressed pot of their finest grounds and catch an afternoon jolt of much needed caffeine and conversation. The process of preparing such coffee can be quite laborious, however. To get a better idea of how we make our brew, see the series of gifs above.


The Fresh Pots Society
Teaching in prison on World Day of Social Justice | OUPblog

On an overcast day in January 2013, with no criminal justice background and no real teaching experience, I entered the stark grounds of New Jersey’s only maximum-security women’s prison to co-teach a course on memoir writing. The youngest in a classroom of thirteen women, many of whom were serving life or double-life sentences, plus my two mentors and co-teachers, Courtney Polidori and Michele Tarter, my mind began spinning with concern and doubt.

  • The Lord Is My Shepherd
  • Mosby Family Singers
  • Fire In My Bones: Raw Rare + Otherwordly African-American Gospel (1944-2007)

Again, gospel music is what does the trick when all this philosophy gets to me.  One of my favorites.  The last bit is pure goodness.

I met this reaally nice (and not to mention attractive) guy in the laundry room today and we talked some, and then i remembered i was meeting my roommate at the pool! I even forgot to ask him his name! or what floor he lives on. Oh well, I’m sure I’ll see him around since he live in my dorm!