Archive: Dec 2012

“Doctor, do you believe in the soul’s existence?”

Marinus prepares, the clerk expects, an erudite and arcane reply.


“Then where”—Jacob indicates the pious, profane skeleton—“is it?”

“The soul is a verb.” He impales a lit candle on a spike. “Not a noun.”

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, David Mitchell

What began in 1971 as what Clark Kerr called the most radical experiment in higher education, Metropolitan State University in the Twin Cities is now the nation’s premier university for adult learners. Faculty and graduates share tales about a truly working class institution.