Yet we are reminded that the past year has been hard on everyone, no doubt. Jim Wetzel writes from Villanova that it took him six months at least to get used to teaching via simulcast. While half his students, masks on, would be seated in front of him in class, the other half are behind him on a screen, learning via laptop from home. “It is bizarre,” opines Jim, “and I have the technological abilities of a kumquat.” I would assume he has handled things with Zen-like patience and nearly supernatural understanding, given that Jim continues to teach philosophy at Villanova, where he has held an endowed chair since 2005. Carry on, Mr. Wetzel.
reported by Charlie Herndon '78