The following is a lecture I gave at North Park, and at a few other places and in a few different forms. It studies “liberal arts” and then encourages writing. I shared some of these in a previous blog, enough wrote to me for a copy of the whole thing, so here it is.
I have a friend at a major research university who teaches on Thursday afternoons, 3-5, and when he learned my hours of teaching he asked with a snarl, â€œHow do you get anything done?â€ I have another friend, a high school driverâ€™s education teacher who never reads a book but who teaches from 7:20am to 3:30pm with a one hour break and who also coaches after school, who asks me regularly, â€œIs it because you canâ€™t stand the pressure that you donâ€™t do anything?â€ I have another friend, a manual laborer, whose comments to me are of this order: â€œHow can go through life not doing anything?â€
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