My coworker Rachel watched as our poster printer produced three posters, all wintertime shots taken in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. “Y’know,” she said, “all the people in those shots are probably dead. That’s kind of depressing.”

I looked over from the lab. “Oh, I don’t know. I think it’d be a lot more depressing if they were alive today. Trapped in those little boxes, clawing at the top, screaming to get out….”

She paused for a moment, then shook her head. “You’re just so weird.”


Just a moment ago, I was looking over the Phi Theta Kappa website after getting an invitation to join. As I perused the eligibility requirements, one line caught my eye. “Ooh — I must ‘adhere to the moral standards of the society.’ I wonder what those are?”

“I wouldn’t worry about it,” called Prairie from the other room. “I’m pretty sure you don’t.”

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  1. Not only must you “adhere to the moral standards of the society,” but you may be encouraged to sing the very exciting Phi Theta Kappa song! Maybe you could make a recording of it for their website — with someone who can sing closest to the microphone!

    All silliness aside (but I am never silly), you must be getting the grades you are capable of this time ’round. Congratulations. It’s a good line on a resume.

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