Or close up the wall with our dead


In honor of my academic friends and colleagues who are headed back to the classroom for the start of another academic year. Some have been at it for a few weeks already, others will be back at next week after Labor Day.

For me today is the day, my first time in the classroom since December. So, in the words of Shakespeare:

Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.

Let’s do this.