Bring Your Voices, Bring Your Pain

  Young Israeli and Palestinian Leaders on Modeling Difficult Dialogues Each semester, the Humanities Institute hosts a Public Forum as part of our Difficult Dialogues program, designed to foster dialogue-based learning on campus. On February 13th in the Texas Union, the HI hosted a panel discussion with Creativity for Peace, a non-profit organization that trains … Continue reading Bring Your Voices, Bring Your Pain

A Dissertation on the task of writing a poem on a candle and an account of some of the difficulties thereto pertaining

by Douglas Adams, January 1970 I resisted temptation for this declamation To reach out to literary height For high aspiration in such an oration Would seem quite remarkably trite: So I thought something pithy and succinct and clever Was exactly the right thing to write. For nights I sat musing And musing ... and musing … Continue reading A Dissertation on the task of writing a poem on a candle and an account of some of the difficulties thereto pertaining

Polly

Polly’s body wasn’t cold yet when the weather started to warm. Spring used to be her absolute favorite season, and it was almost poetic how she died on the first day of the season. Almost. Polly was always almost something. At age four, she was almost a ballerina, at age twelve, she was almost a … Continue reading Polly