Do you want to know a secret?

Do you promise not to tell?

As a teacher, I am not supposed to like, or dislike, one student more than another.

But I do –  not very often, but I do.

On Leap Day, yesterday, the president of the university where I teach resigned.  This is a long story that I just don’t feel like telling here.

I think his resignation is for the best, but I still have mixed feelings about the way it came about.

Today I was really enraged by some of the remarks of one of the young alums on Facebook.   I taught this fellow when he was a freshman, and he graduated about ten years ago. I remember him in class and on campus as he still is:  self-righteous, bombastic, and obnoxious. There: I’ve said it.

These photos and memes express my opinion of my former student:

Arrogant man

Google image of an  arrogant  self-important uppity stuck up man

to whom I would say:

self righteous meme

and also

smug self congratulatory


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Published by ahiggins2013

poet, birder, senior citizen, cancer survivor, Catholic sister. Eight books of poetry published: At the Year’s Elbow, Mellen Poetry Press 2000; Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, Plain View Press 2007; chapbooks: Pick It Up and Read, Finishing Line Press 2008, How the Hand Behaves, Finishing Line Press 2009, Digging for God, Wipf and Stock 2010, Vexed Questions, Aldrich Press 2013, Reconnaissance, Texture Press 2014, and Life List, Finishing Line Press, 2015.

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