Monthly Archives: November 2016

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (edited version)

Friends, The following post was inadvertently sent to you earlier in its unedited state.  Please accept our apologies as we now send you the corrected version. — Pat and Marsha  “We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” ~ Seneca  Have you ever found yourself under attack from the Big Bad Wolf? Doesn’t it seem sometimes that we … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (edited version) »

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 »