Matthew Mehan

Matthew Mehan is the Worsham Teaching Fellow for Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in D.C. and director of the Jackson Scholars Program for The Heights School in Potomac, Md. His new book of poetry, Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals, published in August was illustrated by his friend John. This article is a slightly extended version of one that appeared in the Washington Examiner, which is reproduced with permission.

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How to Prepare for Bad News? Good literature and art.

Everyone knows there are good and bad ways to react to bad news, setbacks, sorrows, even tragedy. We can despair or rage; or we can remain calm and persevere, even as we weep bitter tears. But compared with other difficult undertakings in life,...