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”

When is Acceptance Merely That?

Good early to mid-morning, I am on the road, having been up early and getting some school work done before heading back to Bloomsburg, but a stop at Cracker Barrel for an egg sandwich will be on one stop on the 5+ hour drive. I am continually amazed at how life is simultaneously predictable andContinue reading “When is Acceptance Merely That?”

Full Circle

Hello from Caribou, I have been here in Menomonie for the last 4 1/2 days and have a couple left to go. Not surprisingly, I have been here in my old haunt working away, where I have actually been quite productive. It is a great way to begin my day before 7:00 and sit hereContinue reading “Full Circle”

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”

Writing to living or living to write

   Good Saturday morning, I am trying to manage, arrange, and accomplish all the things that need to be done and have my life in some semblance of order by one week from today. That is my desire and, depending on the moment, such a goal seems modestly obtainable. There are the other moments itContinue reading “Writing to living or living to write”

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”

A Day in Infamy

Good morning on Monday of Finals Week, I am quite sure for graduating seniors this last set of undergraduate finals has a very different feel to them than the first semester freshmen who are experiencing the week for the first time. I remember attempting to take finals after by brother passed away the previous week.Continue reading “A Day in Infamy”

When does one relax?

Hello from my office, I have finished grading for the semester and turned in those grades, I have managed a couple of items that need to be managed to get ready for the summer and I actually have a bit of time where I could relax (whatever that means) and perhaps merely take some downtime.Continue reading “When does one relax?”

Two Steps Forward . . .

Good early morning from my office. I went home early last night and went to sleep and then I woke up even earlier, so I am back in my office and working. I get a lot more done here than in my office/study at home, so it is about 2:00 and I got back toContinue reading “Two Steps Forward . . .”

Snow, Classes, Choices

Good late Sunday evening, I have been working on school work most of the weekend, but returned from the Legislative Assembly of the Faculty Union on Saturday. I am alway amazed by what I learn at these assemblies. I am amazed by the hard work and tremendous scholars that is conducted and are present atContinue reading “Snow, Classes, Choices”