Diversity, inclusivity, and equity are the ultimate buzzwords in academe right now. Now of them amount to much without the emotional core of empathy.   I wish that my colleagues would practice more empathy with each other and toward me and our students. Pretty grim place to work right now. Ageism rampant.  I have a job,…

A poem for the new year. Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking that there will be anything approaching normalcy post-pandemic unless you are willing to engage in a pathological degree of denial.