Strangle the Future

I’m glad I went to university when I did. I had some of the most amazing professors! In 1960, 75 percent of college instructors were full-time tenured or tenure-track professors; today only 27 percent are. The rest are graduate students or adjunct and contingent faculty — instructors employed on a per-course or yearly contract basis, usually without benefits and earning… Continue reading

Ireland: Day Eight – Dublin, My Final Day

  Dublin is a very busy city. As I was out and about last night, I noticed how very young everyone was. But, I just thought that I was in the city centre area near Trinity College. I was just in college town. However, I’ve been told that, astoundingly, over 50% of the population of Dublin is under the age… Continue reading

I Really Did … I Mean Really!

Years ago, in the early 80’s, I lived in Durham, NC. I loved it. One early summer evening I was returning home from Duke University on a road much like an interstate. A short and intense little thunderstorm left as quickly as it arrived. Durham had many rainbows for some reason, and a particularly vivid, large rainbow was visible in… Continue reading