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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

tenure heebie-jeebies and cause-and-effect

when i was in fifth grade, mr. rice told us, as we were leaving on a fall friday afternoon for what should have been a good weekend of mischief night planning, that there would be no school next week or ever because the russians were going to rain nuclear missiles from cuba upon our town and the neighboring vicinity and that curling up in a ball in the basement, as practiced a hundred times that month in the school gym, would only provide temporary relief. then he shook each of our hands as we filed out the door.

when i hear the word tenure, i get the heebie-jeebies.

i think this is a good example of cause and effect.

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