n. infantile pattern of suckle-swallow movement in which the tongue is placed between incisor teeth or between alveolar ridges during initial stage of swallowing (if persistent can lead to various dental abnormalities) v. [content removed due to Bush campaign to clean up the internet] n. act of nyah-nyah v. pursuing with relentless abandon the need to masticate and thrust the world into every bodily incarnation in order to transform it, via the act of salivation, into nutritive agency

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Today I was back after my short but lovely trip to Chicago, and half the students in my research class were missing. I admit I was, and am, irritated. And sent out a semi-irritated email.

Afterwards, one of my students contacted me to let me know her younger sister was in the children's hospital. And then passed away. Which accounted for her absence. She apologized for her late work.

Sometimes I am so aware of how limited my role is in this world, of how much I fail to connect, and how little I can do.

I don't feel guilty, precisely, but I do feel, sad. Life as ever more aware of the complicated lives around me, and how much I wish I could

Well, actually I do feel guilty.
There is more that I can do.
I know this.
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