Knight Of The Mind

I'll do my best to present a philosophical and generally conservative look at current events and life, the universe and everything. Readers are invited to take all that's posted herein with a grain of salt. or if they prefer, a grain of salt, a slice of lime and a shot of tequila.

Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Greetings and welcome. My name is Steve, I'm 35 years old and I work for the US Army as an Operations Research Analyst. Hence my blog title Knight Of The Mind.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Ars Vitae: Happy Birthday Bob Dylan (sarcasm off)

Come gather round faculty wherever you teach
And condemn what the universities around you do preach
Or accept it that soon you'll have no one to reach
Is your integrity worth saving
Then you'd better start speaking or you'll end up alone
For the times, they are a changing

Come teachers and scholars who never say a word
Open your eyes, look around at the absurd
And speak out now, while others do spin
And there's no telling who they'll be blaming
Where the winners claim that they did lose
For the times, they are a changing

Come administrators, board members, heed the call
See beyond your doorway, "tear down the wall"
Our standards are hurt, is there quality at all
The culture war is a raging; power point will not save
Your buildings will fall
For the times, they are a changing

Come mothers and fathers all over this land
Begin to question what you can't understand
Your sons and your daughter need your hand
Your new role needs to be engaging
Please get out of the old world and take a stand
For the times they are a changing

The line, it is drawn, the curse, it is cast
Political correctness must not last
Affirmative action will soon be the past
The censors are rapidly fading
The first one now will actually be chosen
For the times, they are a changing

Harvey Shulman


As you may or may not already be aware, members of the Watcher's Council hold a vote every week on what they consider to be the most link-worthy pieces of writing around... per the Watcher's instructions, I am submitting one of my own posts for consideration in the upcoming nominations process.
Here is the most recent winning council post, here is the most recent winning non-council post, here is the list of results for the latest vote, and here is the initial posting of all the nominees that were voted on.

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