Liberal Arts: A Life of Fulfillment

  Hello from my office on a Sunday afternoon, Over the past 36 hours or so, I have spent my time on two things. First, managing the initial blogs that have come in and second, moving beyond the holiday season at my house, both inside and out. The outside is pretty well completed, including aContinue reading “Liberal Arts: A Life of Fulfillment”

Higher Education Today

Hello from my kitchen, There is a lot I need to accomplish and I am in the midst of preparing for another semester. While the use of Course Delivery Tools makes some aspects of managing a class, lectures, grades, and information easier, to do it well is laborious and a never ending proposition. Yes, onContinue reading “Higher Education Today”

Why Does Dana Live On?

Hello from my study, It is the end of New Year’s Day and for the first time in 5 years I am not in Europe or Kraków the first day of the year, and more significantly in a half a decade. Of course, as I have noted in other posts, this NW Iowa boy neverContinue reading “Why Does Dana Live On?”

“An American Child”

Good early morning, It is shortly after 5:00 a.m. and as is typically the case, or so it seems, I am awake and my brain is racing along with possibilities than what seems reasonably conceivable to me. What is reasonable might be the first question to ponder. As I get up most mornings, or moreContinue reading ““An American Child””

 Considering Success or Has it Returned?

Hello on an early Friday morning, It has been a long week . . . starting out with a sinus infection, one of my patented fevers, and deciding to take a day and a half off as sick days, now for the second night in a row, I have managed to sweat through sheets andContinue reading ” Considering Success or Has it Returned?”

SGS – Short Once Again

Hello from the GI/Nutrional Center at Geisinger, I am currently waiting for a recopying of paperwork that I managed to misplace before I even got out of the hospital today. I am not sure how I managed that, but I did. I have been diagnosed with something called Short Gut (or Bowel) Syndrome, which is aContinue reading “SGS – Short Once Again”

Memories of Days and Years Past

Hello from the Fog and Flame, It has been a morning of mishaps, but I guess that is to be expected as I am attentively, and somewhat in intensely, trying to make sure I have covered all my bases before the day is out. However, I need to relax and is often the case, myContinue reading “Memories of Days and Years Past”

You are kidding? What the French Toast? And “Time Passages”

Hello at almost midnight on a Friday night, The phrase of “when you least expect it, expect it.” something I used to say to others as a sort of admonishment or a tongue-in-cheek warning per se had come to roost today with an unbelievable vengeance. For the last two years, more off than on, IContinue reading “You are kidding? What the French Toast? And “Time Passages””

Critically Thinking in a Surface-Oriented World

Hello from Bydgoska 19C, My brain is whirling,  but my body is tired, so I might sleep a bit and come back . . . we’ll see what happens. Well . . . the typical happened; much like when I make a road trip and need a break, the power nap works very well. ThoughContinue reading “Critically Thinking in a Surface-Oriented World”

Juggling or Staying Afloat

 Good early morning, For someone who does not really enjoy water, it seems that the metaphors regarding it are enveloping my writing as of late. I noticed this trend even as I have been writing announcements in BOLT (really D2L), the course management system we use here at Bloomsburg. I got home last night andContinue reading “Juggling or Staying Afloat”