The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

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Tuesday, May 04, 2021

51 Years Ago


 

It was 51 years ago that the horrible, violent tragedy happened on the campus of Kent State University.  Even though I only saw it on the news, it was and is a hugely vivid memory of mine.  It significantly impacted my thoughts of life, of college, of social justice and many other things.  

Here is a background link for those not familiar with this tragedy.  

  • Ran 9.4 miles this morning in heavy rain.
  • I have been cyborging grades and papers and assignments all day long.
  • My wife is doing "ok" but we are awaiting results.
  • My PCS score is a "7" today.  Actually, I would probably say an "8" but I have forced myself to ignore it and to try to stay focused on the work I damn well need to get done.  

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4 Comments:

Blogger Margaret said...

Awaiting results is one of the most nerve wracking and terrifying states to be in. I'm sorry. Hope they are good. I can't believe Kent State was 51 years ago. I feel very old.

Tuesday, 04 May, 2021  
Blogger JACKIESUE said...

I remember that like it was yesterday and not 51 years ago.
will give the goddess something shiny for your wife.

Saturday, 08 May, 2021  
Blogger E. Rosewater said...

tin soldiers and nixon coming. i still have that song in my head.

Saturday, 08 May, 2021  
Blogger Liz Hinds said...

Hope your wife improves soon.

Sunday, 09 May, 2021  

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