Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Slow Down a Little and It Will Look Like a Slow-Motion Super Bowl Highlight, A Real Roman Numeral Moment

One does not rush into the fire of a new semester like the newly dead running toward the light. No, one eases in a day or two before classes start, in the case of USF with back to back speeches from The President and The Dean. They do a nice job. I come to praise Caesar, not to bury him.

Really nice, guys. Good job.

But I was able to give a couple untenured friends who were sitting nearby a useful tip or two. For instance, when you applaud at the end of the remarks hold those hands high so the speaker can see those hands hammering one another till your cuticles are oozing blood.Obvious, I know, but the youth wrongly think sincerity is enough and forget that even the honest heart must embrace the tactical side.

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