Letter to the Editor

Teaching nightmare? Only a dream

Monday, December 18, 2006

To the editor:My friend Tim and I were astonished to discover at morning coffee that we had had identical dreams, not once but several times over the years. My friend is a university teacher, as I was until retiring several years ago. We learned that both of us had dreamed that we had been assigned classes to teach, but had first learned of the duties several weeks after the semester had started. Just a bad dream? Does it perhaps show how seriously a teacher takes his or her assignment? And how tragic if we could not perform it?

PETER HILTY, Cape Girardeau