I guarantee the people who study are going to be successful. Nothing can replace hard work.
What you’re doing now, or have done in the past, need not determine what you can do next and in the future.
By the late 1980s, there was the beginning of awareness about a significant global landmine problem, and small steps were being taken to try to deal with the problem.
I don’t think poetry will die, but I think that poetry does demand a certain kind of attention to language. It does demand a certain space in order to read it, and I think that space is somewhat threatened by the lack of attention that people have and the amount of time that they give to things.
My mother was an English teacher who decided to become a math teacher, and she used me as a guinea pig at home. My father had been a math teacher and then went to work at a steel mill because, frankly, he could make more money doing that.
I was fortunate to grow up in a middle-class home with two hardworking parents who enjoyed both reading and mathematics.
I began to understand the challenges that first-generation college students and students of color have in college.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value. It is a process; it’s not random.
The question is always ‘What is the role of a labor movement?’ How much is about collective bargaining, how much is about social change for all workers?
The Portuguese and Galician term ‘saudade’ suggests a profoundly bittersweet nostalgia.