Monthly Archives: November 2013

On the Topic of Silence

I’ve been talking about silence with my students in the 10th grade English section I am teaching this year. The topic came up in two ways. We’re doing Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice right now, in which a couple characters are ribbed by others for talking too much. Later there’s a painful speech about having a […]

A Choice between Two Great Options

If a “dilemma” involves a choice between two bad options, what’s its opposite called: a choice between two great options? I can’t decide whether last week’s ASM or this week’s was more exciting to share with you! Last week, a BU Professor of Biomedical Engineering, who happens also to be a BUA mother of one […]