Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Virginia Tech

Thank god he wasn't a poet.


Maureen McHugh said...

No surprise he was a fiction writer.

Amy said...

And a bad one at that. Could he really have been graduating with such poor skills? (I guess that question is silly now...)

Maureen McHugh said...

Would you fail him?

I probably wouldn't, not because I was afraid of him so much as because what would be the point? (I mean, even before now.) Failing him would prove that the system had standards? Failing him would teach him that he didn't have to improve? Failing him would...mostly fail him as a person, I guess.

Amy said...

Love the way you think McHugh. Heard you're a swell teacher too. And that you live in Texas!

Interesting media response--at least on radio--about mental illness vis-a-vis people like Cho. Favorite exchange:
"The system is broken."
"There is no system."

Also, someone called for a "civil-rights" kind of movement for the mentally ill. It'll be fun to see how they rally all the depressives out of bed...