Laura Seay

@texasinafrica

Proud Texan. Political scientist. I study community & NGO responses to state failure & conflict in central Africa.

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Well, sure enough, that's my name in the New York Times. Next to a cartoon of Newt Gingrich. What an odd feeling.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Making chili...

11 in line and 1 on duty - this right here is why the USPS is failing:

Busting out my favorite last-day t-shirt to wear while giving 3 exams today:

I suspect Ojukwu's organized thoughts might have been worth more than his random ones.

Busted out Random Thoughts of Ojukwu for today's class. Note that his thoughts were worth $1 when I bought them:

Best. Carbs. Ever.

I only make cheese grits souffle once a year. And this is why:

Speaking of pecan pie...

This is madness. #occupybestbuy

Awesome ad from

International Organizations has begun. But there's a problem:

Awesome ad urging #DRC2011 voters not to pick candidates just because they get free t-shirts from campaigns:

Super excited that this arrived today!

Amazing cover on the new Texas Monthly:

So my lawn guy came and did...something.

Georgia chose revenue over the environment & converted HOV lanes on I-85 to toll lanes. Now they're unused.

Made 's sweet potato biscuits with chorizo gravy. Mercy.

And there's cake!