My Relationship with BOLT

Hello from the corner of Panera, It is after 5:00 p.m., and I have been in the corner here in Hazleton’s Panera since around 8:30 this morning. I have been just plugging away at work all day. If you are wondering what BOLT is, it is the Bloomsburg University’s name for their Course Management System,Continue reading “My Relationship with BOLT”

Kindness: The Real Agent of Change

Hello from my office toward the end of a long few days, Sometimes, many times, I wish I could be more patient, more forgiving, but I fail miserably. I have thought about this in a singular or granular level, as the individual I am, and perhaps it is good that I do not have anyContinue reading “Kindness: The Real Agent of Change”

What is home and why?

Hello from South America. New Year’s Eve in Nicaragua can be characterized by three things: family, fireworks, and food. Certainly there are other elements for some, the usual celebratory “necessities,” but fireworks are a central part of it all. Everyone has some and they are exuberant in their using pyrotechnics to celebrate a new year.Continue reading “What is home and why?”

The Loss of a Lutheran Giant

Good morning from my corner table at La Casa de la Pradera, While I worked on another blog extensively yesterday, this morning brought new information that has changed my focus. It seems that is how life works. I have lived it to a degree not recently experienced this past week. My reality of age isContinue reading “The Loss of a Lutheran Giant”

Endings, Beginnings, and Imagining

Hello from my comfortable little space in Sébaco, Nicaragua, It is midafternoon on the 30th of December, and, of course, many people are pondering how to bring in a new year, to close out the remaining hours of an old one, and perhaps, imagining what that numerical change to 2023 means. The things people do,Continue reading “Endings, Beginnings, and Imagining”

In the Presence of Wisdom

Hello from the shadow of my Christmas tree as I listen to Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas music, During this week 25 years ago, I said my physical goodbye to my adopted father as he rapidly lost his battle with multiple cancers and a battle with dementia. It was this week 8 years ago, I came homeContinue reading “In the Presence of Wisdom”

“Who Do You Say . . .?”

Hello from my little working table, I am finishing a sample paper, organizing the next two weeks as well as Winter Term, and still commenting and grading. Welcome to my life in a metaphorical nutshell. And yes, it seems nuttier than usual. As I noted with some, when posting a previous blog in another venue,Continue reading ““Who Do You Say . . .?””

Cosmetics for the Soul

Hello from a little bistro called October 6, Permítanme comenzar con un sincero agradecimiento. Primero a mi compañero de clase de la universidad, y un compañero de clase profundamente brillante y amable se acercaron el i fin de semana. Tus comentarios son más significativos de lo que nunca sabrás. Es irónico que nos comuniquemos enContinue reading “Cosmetics for the Soul”