The universe has a sense of humor. Recently I had read that Albert Einstein, when asked to identify the most important question in life, said, “Is the universe a friendly place or not?” Shortly, after reading the question on which I was going to reflect, my computer began dinging, the equivalent of you’ve got mail. It is the beginning of the semester where I teach part time and as with every semester, students are stressed because something has not come in yet. This normally means that either their financial aid has not come in or the books they ordered online have not come in yet.

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