Monthly Archives: November 2016

Zombies (by Joe)

(Please enjoy this post by my friend Joe, first written and published in 2013.) At the start of this semester, I asked my literature students to attend one academic presentation by mid-term, and write a two-paragraph response, reflecting on what they learned. They had plenty of choices. Faculty and guest lecturers present several talks each week. One of the most popular presentations was by two … Continue reading Zombies (by Joe) »

A Program of Recovery: Chicago Cubs

I sat stunned in my rocking chair (yes, I sit in a chair and rock). The Chicago Cubs had won the World Series.  “Cubs” and “World Series” is a non sequitur of the first order.  And here I sat contemplating a world where the Chicago Cubs could win a World Series.  After 108 years a groove sets in, a way of thinking, a default attitude.  The … Continue reading A Program of Recovery: Chicago Cubs »