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?”

Remembering a Wall that Went in the Right Direction

Hello from Fog and Flame, It is Sunday and I need to have a productive day, in spite of grading a few hours or more for the last 5 days, sans yesterday, I need to put in significant time again today. As the end of the semester comes closer, moving rapidly toward a close, theContinue reading “Remembering a Wall that Went in the Right Direction”

REO, Starship, Fleetwood Mac and Memories of Holling Hall

Hello from my front porch, It is a beautiful day in North central PA, and after a morning of meetings with students and grading, I am taking a break to enjoy my porch. I did some initial flower planting of Hyacinth bulbs, and now I am waiting for the UPS delivery and for a formerContinue reading “REO, Starship, Fleetwood Mac and Memories of Holling Hall”

A Mid-Summer’s Night in a Dream

Hello on an early Wednesday  morning, It has been some time since I posted, and if you know me that means that I need to get some order to my life. It could also be that I am trying to do too much. Someone who has known me 2/3 of my life, albeit from aContinue reading “A Mid-Summer’s Night in a Dream”

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”

Past Experiences~Present Ramifications

Good morning from San Francisco, It is not quite 6:00 a.m. here in the Bay Area, but I am awake ( my internal clock is still three hours later and on East coast time. I wanted to go to a chocolate and wine function last night, but I promised Marco I would be in bedContinue reading “Past Experiences~Present Ramifications”

Imagining the Other

  Good Morning, I am often amazed at the body’s ability to rejuvenate itself. By the time I went to sleep last night, I think I was both brain-dead and physically exhausted. I did not wake up the entire night and I think it was around 12:30 or 1:00 a.m. , but I woke atContinue reading “Imagining the Other”

Another Semester ~ Another Year

Good evening from the corner of my study in Bakeless, It has been one of the more eventful weeks I think I have had in a while. A week ago I was headed to Hazleton, where I ended up spending the night with my adopted family. I had the opportunity to share some important informationContinue reading “Another Semester ~ Another Year”