Interesting conversation after class today. (Although not one I want to share with The World, hence the locked entry.) One of my students, who has been a little snarky with me but nothing I can’t handle, stayed after today to tell me that the other day someone in our class asked him if he hated me. And he just wanted to let me know, in case I was worried about it, that he doesn’t.


I asked one of my collegues about this, a very talented poet, and he said simply, “Sounds like the guy’s a social retard.” (Poets DO know how to get to the point.) But maybe I’m the social retard for not noticing something the rest of the class may have picked up on? I just have to wonder.

that is all.