some of the other administrators took my habits to heart. At the university where I was dean, I noticed that my first provost and that the president started doing the same thing, just walking around chatting with people.
The thing about war, though, is that there is always harm.
I ran into a student of mine a couple of years after he had taken my class in the grocery store. "You had no idea," he said, "but I was completely wasted when I took your final exam." I replied, "you have no idea, but I know you were."
I suppose that makes me a proverbial “sap”. I guess there’s no real harm in wishing karmic kickback to those who deserve it (provided that we don’t actively do anything to cause it), but it’s just not who I am.
Strength is always seen as heroic. Maybe it’s because of our love of sports; the strong football players, the powerful baseball players, the agile soccer players and so forth are all pictures of masculine strength. And the villains?
How do you fight an issue when part of the issue is perspective?
It was a mild-mannered looking car, but Dodge was building muscle cars at the time so even their family cars had bite.