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On the Retirement of Dr. Elsie Haley

The greatness of teaching is that if you’re good, you’ll enjoy a career educating the masses and informing students in whatever subject you teach.  If you’re great – they’ll remember you fondly.  Your lessons...

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The Two Towers

Ah, Lord of the Rings.  One of the trilogies that (for the most part) works efficiently, effectively and excellently.  It also works as a literary and cinematic metaphor to draw comparisons up against my...

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Back to the Future, Part III

Welcome to day three!  We’ve tabulated the stacks of syllabi, bought (most) our books, filled the beleaguered backpacks with a steady supply of school supplies and managed not to have a complete meltdown as...

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On Like Donkey Kong

Thirteen days.  312 hours. 18,720 minutes.  The countdown to my fifth semester at Metropolitan State University of Denver has begun in earnest.  It’s that moment in a (well written & directed) film when the...

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Crawling

You read that headline right.  I’m crawling my way to the finish line.  And not in a fun, smiley, playing a game way.  This is a desperate crawl to escape the impending doom of...

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“Do You Believe in Miracles?!”

I never get tired of watching the broadcast from the 1980 Winter Olympics in which the United States of America beat the (then) Soviet Union in the medal round. The USA players were amateurs...

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Know When to Walk Away

You would have thought I had learned my lesson.  I wrote briefly here about it in August of 2014.  Alas, I still struggle with accepting and understanding how much bandwidth and capacity exists within...

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First Days Redux

Well, we’re underway.  I’ve been to all six of my classes.  Syllabus have been entered into my planner.  Notebooks are arranged.  Bus and lightrail schedules are locked down.  The verdict?  It’s going to be...

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Back To The Future, Part 1

I waxed poetic about BTTF: Part II (and plenty of other sequels) back in January as I shared my hopes for the start of the Spring 2015 semester.  You’re probably thinking that I’m going to...

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In The Valley of Peace

Going back to school when you’re thirty three years old is an absolute adventure filled with a never ending basket of variables.  There’s stresses with money, loans and books.  There’s the fear of not...

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Driven To Redemption: A Review of Fury Road

“Oh, what a day… what a lovely day!”  It’s that line (and so many others) that are a part of the never ending roaring adventure that the latest Mad Max movie unapologetically takes you...

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Review: Jurassic World

Here’s the thing.  You need to see this movie.  No, you don’t get to ask questions.  You are going to get in your car, on your bike or get those Chuck Taylors out of...

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Peace For Our Time!

Neville Chamberlain will always be remembered for those words.  On his return to London in 1938 on a Friday in September the British Prime Minister returned from Germany with a piece of paper assuring everyone that...

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“…and across the line!”

Back in December I wrote a blog post entitled, “Coming into Gambon” where I talked about how it felt to nearly reach the end of the semester and I alluded to the last turn...

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How To Adult

I know.  When a 33 year old bachelor takes to his blog to pronounce an opinion on something there’s always a chance it’ll be a nothing burger filled with wild speculation sauce and empty...

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The Eye of The Storm

I’ve never been in a hurricane.  I’m not sure I’d ever have the desire to ride out one of those phenomena.  But I can attest to the experience of the Eye.  Hurricanes are terrible...

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Destroy All Homework!

There’s been a debate brewing, marinating and nearing the boiling point for a very long time – is homework in elementary school and even middle school helpful?  There’s been studies done that have opined...