Searching the Obvious

Dixil Rodríguez

is a university professor and volunteer hospital chaplain living in Texas.

​A Psalm and a Prayer

I stand next to the fountain at my university. Suddenly I see her. There is my daughter.

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There are certain statements and questions to which all college professors can relate. These come from students, simple statements and questions such as: “Are we doing anything important in class today?” Or “I didn’t do today’s homework; does that matter?” Also: “Do we have to read the essays you gave us, or is that optional?” And rarely: “I can’t attend class because I have a court appearance regarding my anger management; here’s the note” (the appropriate response for the latter is to quickly take the note and politely say …

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