"Barbara Johnson" was an American literary critic and translator, born in Boston. She was a Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard University. Her scholarship incorporated a variety of structuralism/structuralist and poststructuralist perspectives—including deconstruction, Jacques Lacan/Lacanian psychoanalysis, and feminist theory—into a critical, interdisciplinary study of literature. As a scholar, teacher, and translator, Johnson helped make the theories of French philosopher Jacques Derrida accessible to English-speaking audiences in the United States at a time when they had just begun to gain recognition in France. Accordingly, she is often associated with the "Yale school/Yale School" of academic literary criticism.

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Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.

No one likes change but babies in diapers.

I felt like those who were least able to generate additional income were the most affected. I really had no idea this was under consideration.

Always remember that better days are ahead - if not in this life in the next.

The feeling among the retirees is this (termination) was not a legal action. This, of course, was a surprise and unsettling, to say the least.

It gives me an opportunity to go shopping and cleaning.

Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.

Just respect me. Don't come around no more.

This first week in July is showing the biggest up since earlier in the year. ...One would hope that we're starting to see an up-current.