Wanna Feel Old? Let Me Introduce You to the Class of 2023

For the past 21 years, Beloit Collge has created the annual Mindset List, a compilation of what has always and never been true for new college freshmen. This year, the list has been taken over by Marist College. Here is some information from the Mindset List for the class of 2023: Variously known as Gen Z, Gen … Continue reading Wanna Feel Old? Let Me Introduce You to the Class of 2023

How to Succeed Academically and Socially as a College Freshman: Advice from Recent Grads and Last Year’s Freshmen

At the end of this past academic year, I decided to send an email to my former students, asking them to share advice on what helped them to succeed academically and what helped them to succeed socially. I sent the email to two groups of students - seniors who had just graduated, and freshmen who … Continue reading How to Succeed Academically and Socially as a College Freshman: Advice from Recent Grads and Last Year’s Freshmen

The Busy Person Is Wrong More Than Most People

So claims Seth Godin in his daily blog post today. But... The key is in Seth's next sentence. "Those errors are dwarfed by the impact they create." We've all heard the phrase, "if you want something done, give it to a busy person." And Seth offers a reason why that is: "a busy person has … Continue reading The Busy Person Is Wrong More Than Most People

I Am a One Man Buzzfeed Operation

BuzzFeed, Inc. is an American Internet media, news, and entertainment company with a focus on digital media. BuzzFeed was founded in 2006 by Jonah Peretti and John S. Johnson III, to focus on tracking viral content. Kenneth Lerer, co-founder and chairman of The Huffington Post, started as a co-founder and investor in BuzzFeed and is now the executive chairman. Despite BuzzFeed's entrance into serious … Continue reading I Am a One Man Buzzfeed Operation

Music Monday: Rising Country Music Star Tenille Arts

  Once again, I want to thank Coti Howell of Nashville Noise for making me aware of a new country artist, Tenille Arts. Here is some background info on Tenille, from her web site: Born and raised in the small prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Tenille Arts picked up the guitar and penned her first … Continue reading Music Monday: Rising Country Music Star Tenille Arts

Forget the Sunday Scaries, I’ve Got the Semester Scaries

Earlier this week Good Morning America did a feature story on something I had never heard of, the "Sunday Scaries". As the story notes, the Sunday Scaries, Sunday Night Blues, or Sunday Depression are all terms used to describe the anticipatory anxiety, the feeling of dread, for the week ahead. It's a phenomenon that has … Continue reading Forget the Sunday Scaries, I’ve Got the Semester Scaries

Before Katie Ledecky, Before Michael Phelps, Before Mark Spitz, There Was…

Don Schollander. Schollander was the first swimmer to win four Gold Medals in one Olympics, doing so in Tokyo in 1964 at the young age of 18.  Schollander also won the 1964 James E. Sullivan Award as the nation's top amateur athlete, and the AP Athlete of the Year, easily defeating runner-up Johnny Unitas. Schollander followed … Continue reading Before Katie Ledecky, Before Michael Phelps, Before Mark Spitz, There Was…

Blinded by the Awesomeness

It's taken nearly 40 years, but I finally have a worthy competitor as my answer to the question, "What's your favorite movie?" Since 1981, it has always been Chariots of Fire, a British historical drama film that tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who … Continue reading Blinded by the Awesomeness

The A-Hed – the Quirky Side of the Wall Street Journal

It's my favorite part of the Wall Street Journal - the A-hed story. It appears on the front page of the newspaper, prime real estate. And I've heard that for reporters, it is the most coveted place for their work to appear. Barry Kilgore, the modern Journal's first managing editor, knowing that into the world … Continue reading The A-Hed – the Quirky Side of the Wall Street Journal

Should These Ads Have Been Banned?

Great Britain's advertising regulator, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned two ads from appearing on British TV because of the ads' depictions of harmful gender stereotypes. These are the first such actions by the ASA since the regulations came into force last month. The ads, from the local branches of Volkswagen and the food giant Mondelez, were … Continue reading Should These Ads Have Been Banned?