Monday, August 21, 2006

English Professor-ly Moment

I had never read John Steinbeck's The Red Pony, so I thought I would. It's short, and Steinbeck is quick reading, so I picked up a cheap used copy and read it.

It wasn't until near the end that I realized I had read it. One nice thing about being a professor is that you're allowed to be absent-minded.

Oh, good news! I killed no freshmen today, though I may have maimed a sophomore.


  1. Anonymous6:28 PM

    If you did not kill any freshmen, is it truly "good" news? =0

  2. Anonymous9:45 PM

    ah, it's no biggie -- freshmen usually end up taking care of themselves, for better or worse.

  3. The Red Pony is what my daughter calls a "dead dog book" except with a pony. I was forced to read it in school and have since tried not to remember it.

  4. So Black Beauty would be a dead dog book, with overdone angst.