ardent members of the faculty. I must do everything possible to retrieve my error. My wife, needless to say, shares my concern. What would you advise?
May 23, 1983
I am delighted that my letter on sexual harassment caused some enchantment in your life. However, I also deeply regret having caused distress. My warnings against noninstructional amour are not especially severe: mainly I urge the practice of "sensitivity." Knowing you, I am sure that was never a problem. But I do understand your ex post feelings of discomfort.
Two thoughts come to mind: one humane and the other decanal. The incident in question, by your own account, occurred over forty-five years ago. I believe that the statute of limitations applies. As a dean and as someone who has recently been accused by a member of the faculty of behaving in the manner of a cardinal, I would be delighted to sell you an indulgence. How about a chair to celebrate your happy union and also a time when amour--instructional and noninstructional--was in fashion?
Samuel Pickering Jr.
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