As I left home today to chair a meeting of all the teachers at WCC, my head hurt viciously. In fact, I was seriously worried about whether I could focus or even remain coherent over the next two hours.
My solution came when I saw our fantastic Latin teacher, Patrick Owens, sitting at the table. I explained to the faculty about my head and then told them my game plan: “If I lapse into incoherent babble, we’re all going to pretend that it’s Latin, and Patrick will ‘translate’ to keep up appearances.”
Everyone seemed agreeable and the meeting went on. However, I did not lapse into incoherency–so far as I know, that is!