In college, Shadd Maruna was always the smartest person in the room. Not just out of the students or the rest of the writers at The Daily Vidette. I mean out of everybody.
Shadd never took it easy, even though from his sandals and the hair, you’d have thought that.
Shadd publishes quite a bit now. We’ve remained in touch yet he has never once asked me to illustrate an article. I don’t even know what to say about that. As smart as he is, you would think he’d see the potential value-added.
If you ever went to one of Shadd’s talks, you’d know that he has good timing. I think I could help make that more clear to Shadd’s readers.
You can’t tell me this stuff isn’t funny.
Shadd’s monologue excerpted with liberties from Maruna, S. (2011). Why Do They Hate Us? Making Peace Between Prisoners and Psychology. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 55(5) 671-675. Good stuff. Happy birthday, Shadd.