A Tale of Two Philosophy Students
Elinda livens up my class,
Her fervor all aglow,
But never fears to take a pass
By saying, “I don’t know.”
Eugene will not admit a doubt;
No way will he demur.
He’s frantic to increase his clout.
Why can’t he be like her?
Advice to Students
Philosophy won’t make you rich.
Philosophy won’t make you wise.
But if it’s your passion, don’t switch.
Delight in your cognitive highs.
Advice to Journal Editors
Be careful whenever you choose
The people to write your reviews.
A reader can hardly depend
On critics who favor a friend.
A Tale of Two Philosophy Careers
Behold the unstoppable Greg.
Where there’s a round hole, he becomes a round peg.
Behold how he fits with the team.
His path is unswerving; he rises like cream.
Behold Larry still down below.
Does Greg make him jealous? He doesn’t quite know.