The Best Part of My Job

There are lots of things to like about my job, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be watching my students transition from teenagers to professionals. There are a variety of paths that students choose upon graduation and in the years that follow - some work overseas, some perform a year or … Continue reading The Best Part of My Job

Meet Jim Borden, the Enthusiast (Seriously?)

It's been a while since I've taken an online personality test, but when I read Carlayn's outstanding post about her experience with the Enneagram test, I thought I would take it. Here is some background information about the test, from its web site: The Enneagram is a personality system that aims to reveal how emotions … Continue reading Meet Jim Borden, the Enthusiast (Seriously?)

Another Favorite Childhood Memory: Brain Teasers

When I was growing up one of my favorite things to do was to work on brain teasers. My favorite type of puzzle was a logic puzzle, the kind where you have to do things like find the matching first and last names of five guys, what house they live in, what their favorite food … Continue reading Another Favorite Childhood Memory: Brain Teasers

Thanks, Google, for Crushing My Hopes and Dreams

Note: this article will be of little interest to most, if not all, readers. Unless you're into hearing someone complain about how changes to a search algorithm ruined their life, it's best that you just hit the like button and move on. For those who decide to continue reading, you've been warned. In late September … Continue reading Thanks, Google, for Crushing My Hopes and Dreams

Six, 6-word stories

It's been a few months since my last attempt at a few six-word stories, so I thought I'd give it another shot. I figure that once I have 100 of them, I can market all the stories as a collection of "some of the worst writing found on the internet". Here we go: Warm classroom. … Continue reading Six, 6-word stories

Beware of Ads That Rhyme, They’ll Get You Every Time

According to the latest Pinkcast, there is a lot of evidence to suggest that rhymes are an incredibly persuasive tool. In a study titled, “Birds of a Feather Flock Conjointly: Rhyme as Reason in Aphorisms,” researchers found that participants who were given rhymes found the message more accurate and more insightful. The reason was that … Continue reading Beware of Ads That Rhyme, They’ll Get You Every Time

The Murder Meme

I wasn't sure what I should write about tonight. And then the murders began. That second line comes courtesy of sci-fi writer Staci Troilo, who linked to writer Jessica Bakkers's blog, which had a reference to a very popular meme from 2017, which of course I am just discovering now. The meme was started by … Continue reading The Murder Meme

Wowed Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2019

For the past several years, I have had my freshmen business students create vision boards, and then in three to four minutes, present his or her vision board to the class. The whole process takes three days of class time, but it is well worth it. All I can say after having watched the presentations … Continue reading Wowed Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2019

What Do You Prefer – a Sunrise or a Sunset? Take the Poll!

Earlier today I was reading the blog of my friend Brad Osborne, where he had recently posted a beautiful poem titled Sunrise. The poem brought back memories of a debate I had several years ago with one of my sons about whether we preferred watching a sunrise or watching a sunset. We were of opposing … Continue reading What Do You Prefer – a Sunrise or a Sunset? Take the Poll!

Guest Blogger: Wacky Youth Sports Dad

Today I am excited and honored to share another post from a friend who has created an honest and humorous blog that looks at the world of youth sports from his perspective as dad and coach. I have known Steve Griffith for over 10 years. Steve runs his own successful public relations firm outside of … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Wacky Youth Sports Dad