Monthly Archives: February 2015

To Tread the Boards Once More

I attended high school many years before the term “nerd” was invented, but I certainly fit the category. I was good at math and science and terrible at sports. I played oboe in the school orchestra. I was smaller than … Continue reading

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A Good Dichotomy

I really appreciate a good dichotomy. I am not the kind of person who claims the world is too complicated to reduce to simple opposites. In fact, I think the world needs more…each new dichotomy provides yet another dimension on … Continue reading

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Zig-Zagging Towards a PhD — Part 4: University of Colorado at Denver

It was the summer of 1971. Carol and I, along with our friend, Shannon, drove to Denver to join an existing urban community. It didn’t take long to discover that the Denver community was not going to work, so we … Continue reading

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Zig-Zagging Towards a PhD — Part 3: University of Michigan

The University of Michigan welcomed us with open arms. I got all the same admission papers as Carol did. The Admissions people basically said, “Anyone qualified for graduate study at the University of Chicago is OK for Michigan.” Apparently Michigan … Continue reading

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