"Why I Live Where I Live," Esquire Vol. 101, No. 3 (March, 1984), 90.

"Four Bits," Ploughshares Vol. 10, Nos. 2 & 3, p. 68.

Looking down onto Tempel Green. Connecticut College’s arboretum campus sits on 750 acres, and offers a quality of life and a conservation classroom unique among liberal arts institutions.

Introduction, Moments of Light, Fred Chappell. Newport Beach, California: New South Press, 1980.

"Galapagos Revisited," Signature Vol. 21, No. 8 (Aug. 1986).

Chemistry professor Stanton Ching’s current research is focused on developing new synthetic routes to porous nanostructured manganese oxides and studying their catalytic activity.

"Wish I Had Pie," Black Warrior Review Vol. 8, No. 2 (Spring, 1982), 75.

The Party is also able to destroy love outside of marriage such as that between Winston and Julia. Their relationship begins as hatred, blooms into a fulfilling love, and then is transformed into indifference. The entire progression of their feelings towards each other is manufactured by the Party. During their first unrecorded meeting, Winston offers a "love offering" (100) by telling Julia what his feelings were before they met: "I hated the sight of you... I wanted to rape you and then murder you afterwards" (101). The mask that Julia put on to fool the authorities into thinking that she was a good citizen also fooled Winston. As a result, he hated her for conforming so whole-heartedly like his wife did. But after he realizes that was just a facade that she put on to fool others, Winston falls completely in love with her. They take enormous risks to be together first in the countryside and then in an apartment rented from a prole. When the couple is questioned by O'Brien before their acceptance into the Brotherhood, they quickly agree to commit a whole list of atrocities including to "throw sulfuric acid in a child's face," to "commit murder," and even to "commit suicide" (142) if doing so would help destroy the Party but they refuse to separate from each other. Julia responds with a quick a decisive "No!" (143) when O'Brien asks if they are willing to separate and, even though it takes him a while to deliberate on an answer, Winston also says that he will not separate from Julia even for the sake of the Brotherhood. The love that is displayed here is so strong that they are not willing to let it go for the Brotherhood even though they are willing to commit murder, suicide, and the maiming of children for the same cause. The only reason that this love was allowed to bloom was that O'Brien was cultivating the two, especially Winston, as opponents that he could crush later. If the Party had not waited to intervene, it would have been able to crush Winston and Julia's love before it ever became so strong.

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"Studies," in Architectural Digest, June, 1996.

Connections is Connecticut College's reinvention of liberal arts education—a new kind of curriculum that lets you integrate your interests into a meaningful educational pathway to carry you through college and into a fulfilling, effective career and life.

"River Goods," Pittsburgh History, Winter 94-95.

"To Fashion a Text" in Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir. New York Book-of-the-Month Club, 1987, 1995. William Zinsser, ed., with Russell Baker, Lewis Thomas, Toni Morrison, Alfred Kazin. Reprinted in Wilson Quarterly (New Year's, 1988). Reprinted from Wilson Quarterly to American Illustrated (in Russian), and translated from Russian to Arabic for Tunisian magazine Al Majal. This is emphatically not interesting; I renounce it.

'A World Apart' features student dancers and choreography.

"Luke," Antaeus, ed. Daniel Halpern, Ecco Press, New York, 1989. Also in (and written for) Incarnation, ed. Alfred Corn, Houghton Mifflin, 1990; Penguin Books, 1991.