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by Jimmy Friday I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and was a student-athlete on the football team for four seasons, from 1995 until 1999. Two of those seasons, Lou Holtz was the head coach. In January of 1995, Lou Holtz came to my home and gave a speech about Trust, Commitment,Continue reading “#BadBall. Trust, Commitment, Love”
I can still see him sitting to one side of the classroom after his friends made their way out to lunch. His American Literature Anthology was still open to the last page of Frederick Douglass’ speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” He leaned forward, looking like he was going to cry.Continue reading “Teaching Year 32: Literature Consoles & Confronts”
It is hard to believe John Lewis is dead. Having thought of him as a hero for so long, it is hard to settle into the knowledge that he does not dwell here as he did. The story of his life offers us so much richness and wisdom. I don’t want to let him go.Continue reading “John Lewis’ Gift to Us”
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