I never think of myself as having had mentors. I suppose I thought they were supposed to announce themselves or wear an ID that said “Mentor” on it. They were the teachers that listened to me. Who really read the papers I wrote and didn’t give me an automatic “A” because I was good with words.
My favorite grade was an A+/D. It was a 40-page paper and I thought it read pretty well. So what kind of grade was that?
He said: “Great writing. Pity you didn’t do the research. Writing is a wonderful skill, but if you don’t do the research …”
If you don’t do the research — or ignore the results of the research — you become Fox News.