Why College Education Will Never Be the Same Again

A traditional college campus

According to current data from Insidehighered.com, if you were to ask a decent number of randomly-chosen professors on any college campus whether they believe that in-person learning is superior to online learning, over half of them would say “yes.”

If you asked me that same question, I would answer: “I’m…

My brother’s oldie-but-goodie deserves a close reading

The amusement park Storybook Land in Oregon.


Plastic castles six feet tall.

The animatronic band playing music in the hall.

Reality crept up oh so suddenly

It was enough to startle me

In the mirror house

At the carnival.

I took a photo from nowhere

I tried to see from no perspective.

I took two steps…

The angst is palpable in my brother’s latest single

Starved of everything you needed,

The sacrificial lamb was in your bed.

Those sounds I hear from your apartment,

You can tune it out but you can’t replace your head.

I did not forget the name I lost the number.

But you wrote it out into the ledge.

You thought…

A short lesson on the virtue of patience

Today I received a trash can in the mail from Amazon. Yes, that is correct. I told Amazon to send me a trash can via the U.S. Postal System.

When I first opened the box, I noticed a little piece of paper flutter out of it. That was the warranty.

Alain Resnais’ dialectical unity of contrasts

Elle pets a white kitten while Lui tries to talk to her.

In the synopsis of her screenplay for Hiroshima, mon amour (Alain Resnais, 1959), Marguerite Duras explains the decision to film a love story in Hiroshima.

Why choose Hiroshima over any other place in the world?

The question might well have remained rhetorical, but Duras offers the following justification for the…

Flannery Wilson

Flannery has a PhD in Comparative Literature. She teaches French, Italian, and visual media. Her book on Taiwanese cinema can be found on Amazon.

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