Una Mas Mindy

The new semester looms, and while I attempt to ramp up the performance energy that is required to stand up in front of 25 dull-eyed under-the-table texters and actually get them to look towards the front of the room occasionally, I find myself missing last semester’s crop of students already. I mean, I was used… Continue reading Una Mas Mindy

Dear Jeebus and Pilgrims Who Are Dead: I Am Thankful For Teaching That Is Never Dull

  A follow-up to my previous post. After a few days of putting out feelers, I managed to hook up Mindy with an office on campus that helps with things like food and cars and telephones. Now, dauntless, even in the face of an STD, Mindy continues to spread her witless charm throughout the Land… Continue reading Dear Jeebus and Pilgrims Who Are Dead: I Am Thankful For Teaching That Is Never Dull

Can I Talk to You After Class?

In the middle of a rousing class session, during which I assigned the persuasive essay and outlawed the topic of abortion (never a good subject for a two-page paper written by untried students who still live at home), a 19-year-old student named Mindy came up and asked me if we could have a private moment… Continue reading Can I Talk to You After Class?