In this entertaining short story, Professor Ray Dennison comes to his retirement dinner roast with a carefully crafted speech in hand. During the roast he has a spiritual awakening of sorts -- a sudden and profound revelation of why he achieved success as a college teacher. How could he not have realized this before now? The shaken professor scraps the speech and shares the revelation, giving the best -- and shortest -- lecture of his career. All characters, locations and events are fictional, but the issues are real and cause for reflection.