My Favorite Moment from the Inauguration Ceremonies

There were many highlights from the past couple of days of inauguration ceremonies, including the performances by Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, and Amanda Gorman. But I think my favorite was a simple tweet from President Joe Biden: https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1351918910199631872

Music Monday: The Music of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tonight’s post is a reblog of one I wrote two years ago as a Music Monday that featured the music related to Martin Luther King, Jr. There are a few reasons for reblogging this old post. First, I think it’s a nice way to pay tribute to one of our greatest heroes. Second, the old … Continue reading Music Monday: The Music of Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Waited All Year for This, and…

I feel guilty saying that I'm a little disappointed. I'm talking about this year's Christmas advert from John Lewis/Waitrose. It's always been one of the highlights of the Christmas season for me, since they have produced some memorable ads over the years. But I didn't think this year's ad lived up to the high standards … Continue reading I Waited All Year for This, and…

Should Star Athletes and Other Influencers Have Early Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine?

It’s an interesting question posed by reporters Louise Radnofsky and Ben Cohen in a story they have written for the Wall Street Journal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s distribution playbook deems communication efforts essential but doesn’t prescribe how they should be handled. A spokeswoman for California’s public health department said: “We have not yet … Continue reading Should Star Athletes and Other Influencers Have Early Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Oxford Dictionary’s Word(s) of the Year

Every year since 2004, Oxford Dictionary has announced its choice for Word of the Year. According to Wikipedia, the Word of the Year need not have been coined within the past twelve months but it does need to have become prominent or notable during that time. There is no guarantee that the Word of the … Continue reading Oxford Dictionary’s Word(s) of the Year

The Third Time Is a Charm

I just finished watching President-Elect Joe Biden's speech from Wilmington, Delaware. I thought it was a wonderful speech; inspirational, emotional, and optimistic. I wish him and Kamala Harris the best of luck. Here is the full text of the speech, as prepared for delivery (the video is at the end): My fellow Americans, the people … Continue reading The Third Time Is a Charm

Wowed Again, Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2020.

For the past several years, I have had my freshmen business students create vision boards, and then in three to five minutes, present his or her vision board to the class. The whole process takes three days of class time (spread over three weeks), but it is well worth it. All I can say after … Continue reading Wowed Again, Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2020.

As If I Needed a Reason to Like Oreos Even More

As a child, Oreos were always one of my favorite cookies. Much later in life, their value went way up when I found out that Oreos are suitable for vegans (well, sort of). So when my wife sent me the wonderful video below, I didn't think it was possible that I could like Oreos anymore … Continue reading As If I Needed a Reason to Like Oreos Even More

Want to Get the Ultimate Handwritten Set of Thank You Notes?

Then you've come to the right place. I first wrote about the wonderful non-profit organization, DonorsChoose, over five years ago. In fact, it is one of the posts that were part of my initial foray into blogging through a 30-day challenge. Here is a bit of an excerpt from that post: Imagine making a donation … Continue reading Want to Get the Ultimate Handwritten Set of Thank You Notes?

“Donkeys Liked to Be Touched in the Direction Their Hair Grows…

otherwise, they kick you." That was one of the memorable lines from the documentary American Factory. I found out about the movie from one of my students, who told me that after reading one of the articles for class she thought of this film. American Factory (美国工厂; 美國工廠) is a 2019 American documentary film directed … Continue reading “Donkeys Liked to Be Touched in the Direction Their Hair Grows…