It's true what conservatives say: we college professors exert a dangerous influence over our students.
Walking into class today, I was hailed by a student who had taken Shakespeare with me last semester, but whom I'd known only slightly. After a moment or two of how-was-your-summer chit-chat, she held up her inside right wrist to show me the tattoo emblazoned there: MEMENTO MORI.
"That day you brought in the skull?" She said. "And wrote this on the board? That really stuck with me."
So there you have it: I inspire students to deface their bodies and meditate on death. And I couldn't be more proud.