Crickets and Seagulls

  • Mark A. Kunkel


I revisit the allegory of the “Miracle of the Seagulls,” in which in 1848 settlers of the Salt Lake valley battled crickets destroying their crops. The myth suggests that they were rescued in their futile and exhausted efforts by seagulls. I direct the readers’ view to the landscape of a teaching experience in which a student and I negotiated ultimately what might have consumed us in a way that was accompanied by a seagull-like working alliance.

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  • Mark A. Kunkel
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of West GeorgiaCarrolltonUSA

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