• Confessions of a Community College Dean

    In which a veteran of cultural studies seminars in the 1990s moves into academic administration and finds himself a married suburban father of two. Foucault, plus lawn care.

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First Day Haiku

To the parking gods:
Forgive us, for we know not
what students will do.

Yes, I know that you
"don't need no English comp class"
but I think you do.

Hand sanitizer.
Times changing. Remember when
beer was all the rage?

Bookstore charges more
than tuition. Info wants
to be free? Not here.

Email system down.
Students Facebook anyway.
Feeling really old.

Prank history prof:
"Photocopier is down!"
I am a bad man.

September 7, 2009
 
 

To the parking gods:
Forgive us, for we know not
what students will do.

Yes, I know that you
"don't need no English comp class"
but I think you do.

Hand sanitizer.
Times changing. Remember when
beer was all the rage?

Bookstore charges more
than tuition. Info wants
to be free? Not here.

Email system down.
Students Facebook anyway.
Feeling really old.

Prank history prof:
"Photocopier is down!"
I am a bad man.

Hormones aplenty,
warm weather, summer clothes, but
tjeez, guys, get a room.

Youngest is almost
ready for kindergarten.
Inconceivable.

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