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Month: May 2018

End of semester conundrum

The end of the semester always portends disaster. Like everyone, teachers and students, about mid-semester, things just seem to slow down. Mired in intellectual and psychic syrup, we slog through, hoping that just around the corner, there will be a light, however dim. It will show us the way. The…

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Indiana Voice Journal publishes “Nicotine is this man’s best friend”

The is an intriguing essay on my personal history with this enigmatic and deadly substance. The piece gives a hint at why the stuff is so good, so bad, and so difficult to get rid of. It starts at a Boy Scout meeting in my childhood church basement and ends…

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My life has been an unending and conflicting struggle to find my place and, at the same time, to keep from getting stuck. For many years, I thought that my discomfort at one job or another, or in one relationship or another, came from a deep flaw, something seriously wrong.…

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