Sunday, November 25, 2012
Who just may have helped us to become a duo
A relatively new friend was over for pizza last week and was curious how a biology major and a poetry major became a couple. She was thinking that we would live in different worlds and what the heck would we talk about.
So maybe it is time to give a shout out to a professor at East Stroudsburg University, who not only told me how to ID a Red Oak, and showed me that plants were worthy of our attention, and fueled my passion for evolution, but also thought one should be well educated in other ways.
He handed me the current stories of Raymond Carver and the WWI poetry of Wilfred Owens. He brought music I had never heard into my life and filled my head with recent research in areas outside the realm of biology.
Reading alumni magazines fills my head with people who have climbed higher and higher in the professional careers. I have no desire, and maybe I learned that from Dr. Raymond Milewski, who after all these years is still an Associate Professor doing what he digs best. Teaching students about what he loves. I hope he still diverges into other topics from time to time. I sure hope so, and yes, I am going to let him know I am alive and well.
updated~ Margaret just reminded that he introduced me to smoked Gouda cheese and I can add to that, blood oranges