Running Shoes, Silly String, and the Cosmic Connections of Time


I laced up my shoes and fell into a large crowd assembling before the starting line. We were all there to run the SpeakUp 5k for the Cameron Gallagher Foundation. I never met Cameron, and I will not detail her life here on this post, but I know of her because in the terrible days after … Continue reading Running Shoes, Silly String, and the Cosmic Connections of Time

A New Year’s Resolution that Might Actually Work


We are now exactly 11 days into 2017, and for some of us that delicious opportunity to change, to improve, to realize a long dormant potential has… already vanished. Our enthusiasm for setting new goals has met the reality of our old habits. Some may persevere to February, a tiny few beyond. I admire so … Continue reading A New Year’s Resolution that Might Actually Work

America’s Greatest Export and Import


TToday, the world waits… This post, however, is about something other than an election that makes the United States a great country. A friend of mine, Butch Sarma, asked me speak in his graduate business class at Virginia Commonwealth University. After 15 years in the classroom myself, I had little concern about teaching a lesson. … Continue reading America’s Greatest Export and Import

A Glimpse of Your Children’s Future Education (and Yours, too)


Last month, I finished my last course to earn a Master of Science in Education degree from Purdue University. For 19 months, I did what most students do: I attended class, I wrote papers, I offered comments and replied to my peers during class discussion, I asked questions of my professors. I made great friends. … Continue reading A Glimpse of Your Children’s Future Education (and Yours, too)