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Just an Observation…

I was discussing this last week with a colleague from work:  I have observed in my many walks in the Emory Forest, that the  college-aged students I encounter as they jog or walk through the forest are generally friendly and outgoing, frequently saying Hi, or Good morning. As I reflect back to other life experiences, people in the university setting… Continue reading

Lightbugs and Childhood on the Panhandle

As I took an early evening walk in the Emory forest, to reflect on the week, I saw my first lightbugs of this season. Seeing them took me back to my youth, when my family would go to visit Aunt Easter and Uncle Frank. They were actually my great aunt and uncle and lived out in, what was at that… Continue reading

Another Generous Soul

If you read my posting on June 7th, about  Alan November, you saw a  comment from Janet;  otherwise, I just called your attention to it all.  :o) You’ll see that she did a little digging and found Martin Dougiamas‘ software called Moodle.  Hmmm, free, open source, and, at the least, very interesting. I am always amazed when people are so… Continue reading

Alan November

I heard Alan November speak today.  Actually, this was the second time I’ve heard him in the last 4 months. He is bright, humorous, articulate, and spoke on the challenges of substantive technology implementation in the classroom. Bottom line: with globalization of high speed connectivity our desk jobs can be immediately transported to China or India at a fraction of… Continue reading

To Twist a Phrase…

What if the hokie pokie is what it’s all about?! The LARGE PRINT giveth and the small print taketh away. Will you turn out to be the hero of your own life? When the terrified men on safari asked their guide what they should do about the hungry pack of wild animals encircling their tents, the guide responded, Stop acting… Continue reading

President Ronald Reagan Died Today

I am deeply saddened to see that President Ronald Reagan died today at age 93, living longer than any other US president.My liberal friends are always horrified to know of my personal admiration for President Reagan.  And my conservative friends find it hard to believe that liberal me met Reagan personally and even worked for the Reagan campaign back many… Continue reading

Emory Forest

I must have acquired my love of the woods from my many childhood romps with my father. We camped a great deal, probably the majority of the weekends of my childhood, and would go on long uncharted hikes through the woods in the north Florida panhandle. He loved being outdoors, and it was infectious. So, even to this very day,… Continue reading

Classical Shell

A couple of months ago I stopped at a Shell gas station near my home. When I got out of my car I heard the most unusual thing. Many stations play easy listening or light rock music at the pumps-but not this place. I was hearing a classical symphony being played all out, full steam ahead, blasting from high above… Continue reading