The Older I Get, the Less I Know

Still Trying to Figure It All Out

Professor Terri

Professor Terri
January 13
Wife, mother, professor, writer, obsessive thinker


Professor Terri's Links
SEPTEMBER 20, 2008 3:54PM

From the State of Annoyance

I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, but I’ve been afraid to talk about it, lest I end up on a list somewhere I don’t want to be.

In nature, nothing lasts forever. Plants die, animals become extinct, planets and stars die. In the man-made world, again nothing lasts… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 11, 2008 4:33PM

From the same place all over again

Four years ago--and eight years ago, too, coincidentally--right about now, I was googling searches like "warmest place in Canada" and "immigrating to Canada." I'm doing it again.

What is it about us Americans? Are we (as a group) as stupid as we seem? I truly despair that vast numbers of my… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 4, 2008 6:27PM

From the Red Cross hurricane shelter

She has empty eyes, a thin young girl—maybe 18—traveling with a baby and a pubescent boy. I tell her I’m sorry that she’s in this situation, and she answers, “That’s all right. I always live with lots of people. It doesn’t bother me.” No inflection in h… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 14, 2008 4:22PM

From Unexpected Places

No one expected my church to be the most dangerous place in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Sunday morning, July 27. Nevertheless, a desperate, pathetic man walked into a children’s musical performance in our sanctuary with a shotgun in his guitar case and made it the most dangerous place in America f… Read full post »