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Perspective: What Am I Truly?

TROY professor Michael Orlofsky reflects on a friendship that helped shape his life and philosophy.

TROY professor Michael Orlofsky reflects on a friendship that helped shape his life and philosophy.

Along about this time of year, graduating seniors come into my office, sit on my old blue recliner, and tell me that they don’t know what they are going to do with their lives. I have three responses: a) “Don’t worry—life is going to do to you what it wants,” b) “It’s never easy starting…

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Michael Orlofsky receives Troy University’s Ingalls Award

Michael Orlofsky, professor of English and director of the University's creative writing program, receives the Ingalls Award.

Michael Orlofsky, professor of English and director of the University's creative writing program, receives the Ingalls Award.

Michael Orlofsky, professor of English and director of Troy University’s Creative Writing program, is the recipient of the University’s 2018 Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching.

Orlofsky received the award during the University’s annual Honors Convocation held Monday night in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

The Ingalls Award is given annually…

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Random Acts of Kindness

Creative writing professor Michael Orlofsky reflects on the power of simple acts of kindness to shape people's lives.

Creative writing professor Michael Orlofsky reflects on the power of simple acts of kindness to shape people's lives.

 

As I grow older, I reflect on my life’s “great expectations.” I’m coming to the conclusion, based on the ontological insights of the philosopher Mick Jagger, that “you can’t always get what you want . . . but if you try sometimes, you just might find—you get what you need.”

I never amounted to…

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