Dirty Feeling

The kids don't get it. It's harder and nobler to write good, clear prose than to engage in pointless literary acrobatics. I just dragged myself through twenty or so long (8 - 10 page) essays and I feel like I just finished doing something degrading, like sell people out to the gestapo or attend a frat party.* Done with that for now, I contemplate everything else I have to do, like write lectures for my two summer classes I'm teaching and, you know, write my dissertation.

* Yes, these things rank at about the same level for me.

1 comment:

Austin Rich said...

Oh, yeah. Dissertation writing. I knew there was a reason you were still in school.