National Collegiate Honors Council


Date of this Version

Fall 2002


Published in Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 3:2, Fall/Winter 2002. Copyright © 2002 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


Sometime last spring, Dr. Bill bought a two-year-old pickup truck from one of his patients who is a used car dealer. Dr. Bill2 and I are hunting and fishing buddies, and the pickup seemed a good idea for towing a boat and such things. The pickup has an extended cab where my chocolate lab girl-dog can ride on our outings. I asked if the truck could be repaired with bailing wire and spit. He said one might also need a roll of duct tape since friction tape was hard to find these days. I said that I thought he’d made a good choice, as this high tech stuff makes me a bit uneasy.