There are those who teach, and those who do? Who do what, exactly? Why are we teaching? What are we teaching? What is this project we call "academia"? Is it alive and breathing--is it a garden or is it a laboratory? Are we shaping minds or creating mental sausages? This is a place for teachers to vent their joy, despair, and enthusiasm. Here we can inquire, bitch, and debate. Go forth and make a salad.