I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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Mick Cochrane teaches — but rarely lectures — at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and is the author of four novels. His spirit animal is a mule.
Recently I was invited to give a special lecture at the university where I teach. I accepted the invitation though, contrary to what my sons might tell you, I don’t really like to lecture.