Losing Antioch

For those of you who may remember my posts from last year about the closing of my college, Antioch College, here’s a very sad update from The New York Times.

This is the worst thing that could have happened. I have often told myself that one day I would publish books and I would give back to the school and contribute to the creative writing program and help make it a better place for those odd, questioning, independent, creative kids who don’t know where they fit in—the kind of kid I once was. But I wasn’t fast enough. My school will close before I can do anything.

The school meant—means—a lot to me. I would not be who I am today without it. I’m not ashamed to say that.

5 thoughts on “Losing Antioch

  1. that article upset me more than I would have imagined. It seems like it’s playing out exactly the way I thought it would… which is no solace, and somewhat eerie actually.

    I don’t know if it’s the end of an era, or just a reminder that there is no rewind, no “do-overs”, and no real goodbyes.

  2. a good friend of ours, quoting a great man, once said…

    “We are going to inherit the earth . There is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie may blast and burn its own world before it leaves the stage of history but we are not afraid of ruins. We who ploughed the prairies and built the cities can build again, only better next time. We carry a new world, here in our hearts. That world is growing this minute.” —-Durruti

    we will win.

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