Anticipation

For years, I’ve recommend acupuncture to friends because I believe it helps many things that can befall us.  Because everyone has talked about “needles,” however, I’ve never used this ancient Chinese healing method.   I am coping with serious...

Stasis

The OED (Oxford English Dictionary) tells us stasis means equilibrium, coming from a Latin word meaning “stopping circulation or movement.”  When this word comes into my mind, I picture two people on an old-fashioned see-saw when they are eye-to-eye and...

Academic Colonialism

When I began my career teaching literature at the University of Minnesota in 1964, I lectured.  That’s how I’d been taught as an undergraduate and graduate student, occasionally by brilliant lecturers who gave me hoards of facts and concepts, some of which...