Venturing Out as a Parent

I’ve been looking at old slides from when I spent 7 months in South America, mainly Chile, Peru, and Argentina. I’ve noticed things like how much higher quality slide film images are compared to iPhone pictures and also how much less grey hair I had. I’ve been considering the level of risk I was comfortable […]

Critical Critical Thinking

We need all the help we can get these days with our critical thinking. Propaganda is everywhere. Over-thinking has its problems, I know. Analysis paralysis is a thing, I feel it. Like every day. But on all kinds of levels I think that the opposite problem is more common these days with the 24-hour infotainment […]

One Semester In

It was hard work, buddy. Same as teaching during grad school: everything is fine until about the middle of October. Then it’s in the weeds, slammed. All the digital communication that makes some things so easy makes grading and assignments and organization chaotic. Carson Newman uses some archaic “learning management system” called Edvance 360 and, […]