So Much for Sticking to My Goals

Here is a copy of my third post from January 3, 2015, followed by a brief update: I’ve enjoyed the 31 day Write and Run Challenge so far, particularly the writing aspect (although it’s only day 3!). I’ve often thought about starting a daily blog. I’ve always enjoyed reading Seth Godin’s blog,  impressed with the … Continue reading So Much for Sticking to My Goals

Seriously? You’ve Got Nothing Better to Teach Your Students?!

My wife let me know about this outrageous behavior. A preschool teacher in Norco, California was caught on film leading a political chant in which the 4 and 5-year-old students were calling for President Joe Biden to leave office. The video lasts only about eight seconds. You can hear a teacher asking the students, "Who's … Continue reading Seriously? You’ve Got Nothing Better to Teach Your Students?!

I Haven’t Cried That Much During a Movie in a While

As someone who is moved to tears rather easily, I was surprised to realize that it's been over five years since I last wrote about a movie that really had me crying. That movie was A Man Called Ove and here's part of what I wrote about that movie: It’s not that the movie is … Continue reading I Haven’t Cried That Much During a Movie in a While

Who Cares Most About Environmental Issues? The Answer May Surprise You.

I found this response from Dan Ariely to a question he received from a reader quite interesting. Here was that question: Dear Dan, I’m a journalist at a small newspaper serving a community that is largely non-white and low income. I proposed doing a story about the environment, but the editorial board is concerned that … Continue reading Who Cares Most About Environmental Issues? The Answer May Surprise You.

Music Monday: Folk Rewind with Harry Belafonte

I was scrolling through the TV channels last night and I saw there was a show on PBS (our Public Broadcasting System channel that relies entirely on donations to operate) titled John Sebastian Presents Folk Rewind. John Sebastian is the guy behind the theme song for the TV show, Welcome Back, Kotter. I figured I … Continue reading Music Monday: Folk Rewind with Harry Belafonte

Music Monday: One More Shout Out to Philly

In yesterday's post, I detailed the wonderful weekend my wife and I had in Philadelphia, celebrating our 40th anniversary. So I thought I'd bring some closure to it by sharing a song that features Philadelphia in its lyrics. There were lots of great choices: Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John … Continue reading Music Monday: One More Shout Out to Philly

Music Monday: Practicing What I Preach?

Last year I wrote a post, "What Would Cause You to Stop Being a Fan of Someone or Something?"in which I wondered what I would do if somebody or some team or some company that I was a fan of did something I totally disagreed with, whether it’s a political stance they take or breaking … Continue reading Music Monday: Practicing What I Preach?

Where Have All the Workers Gone?

It seems like every restaurant and retail establishment I go to has a Help Wanted sign on the door. Earlier this week I called a doctor's office to check on an upcoming appointment. After 15 minutes on hold, I had to hang up. Service times at restaurants and grocery stores seem to be getting longer … Continue reading Where Have All the Workers Gone?

AcaSPOlooza

This post is a summary of an event I attended at Villanova tonight with my wife and son which combined two of my favorite activities at Villanova- student a cappella groups and the Special Olympics. I've written before about how big the Special Olympics are at Nova. For one weekend in November, our campus hosts … Continue reading AcaSPOlooza

Introducing! The Class of 2025!

The Mindset List, aka the “always/never” list, is a compilation of key points about incoming college students. Created at Beloit College in 1998 to reflect the world view of entering first year students—and to help faculty understand incoming classes—the list started with the members of the class of 2002, born in 1980. In 2019, the … Continue reading Introducing! The Class of 2025!