The Art of Giving an Effective Non-Answer

I'll admit it. Over the years there have been times when students have asked me a question to which I didn't quite know the answer, but for some reason, I decided to answer anyway. Sometimes I got lucky and gave the right answer, and sometimes I've given the wrong answer. And sometimes I gave an … Continue reading The Art of Giving an Effective Non-Answer

Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction – The Greatest Gift

"I think I'll make up a story about how for Christmas I wrapped everyone's present in gray wrapping paper. Each box was a different size and weight, and everyone could pass the boxes back and forth until they all agreed on which box they wanted to claim as their own. I'll then write about everyone's … Continue reading Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction – The Greatest Gift

Music Monday – A Love Song from Adam Sandler to Chris Farley

I've always been a fan of Sandler's; Happy Gilmore is one of my favorite comedies of all time, and his recent Netflix special, 100% Fresh did not disappoint. It was one of the funniest comedy specials I have ever seen, up there with Sebastian Maniscalco's. (For a better review of the special than I could … Continue reading Music Monday – A Love Song from Adam Sandler to Chris Farley

Looking for a Reason to Celebrate?

I'm guessing most of you didn't know this, but yesterday was National Burrito Day, and many Mexican restaurants were having specials. My wife and I took advantage of the holiday to use it as an excuse to go to our favorite Mexican restaurant, Buena Vista in Wayne, PA. I don't know how or why such … Continue reading Looking for a Reason to Celebrate?

Another Exciting Friday Night at the Borden House

Some people may wonder what the King is doing tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhKF6WVjy3o But not many people wonder what the Borden family does on a Friday night. Well here's a glimpse, and you'll see why. After pizza at my Aunt's house where we watch Action News, ABC World News Tonight, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune, we head … Continue reading Another Exciting Friday Night at the Borden House

I’m Just Glad My Teacher Didn’t Burst Out Laughing

In a previous post I wrote about how I've gotten a little braver about answering questions in class, even when I'm not quite sure of the answer. Well now I might have to go back to my old ways of being a "bump on  log". The other day the teacher asked a question, and I … Continue reading I’m Just Glad My Teacher Didn’t Burst Out Laughing

The Powerful Effect of Cat Videos When Teaching Accounting

I've been doing it all wrong. In my class when I teach a topic, I often try to show a video that relates to the topic. For instance, if I'm talking about logistics, I like to show this video of FedEx delivering a pie from Virginia to Hawaii during the Christmas holidays. (warning - don't … Continue reading The Powerful Effect of Cat Videos When Teaching Accounting

I Don’t Know Any Teachers Who Dress Like This

The Wall Street Journal is at it again. Today it had a story, "A Studied Look: Fall Menswear’s Professorial Style", that looked at the newest outfits allegedly designed for college teachers. I've written before about the outrageous clothing for men that is often featured in the Wall Street Journal, but as a college teacher, I … Continue reading I Don’t Know Any Teachers Who Dress Like This