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Returning to the Valley

A year ago on the 19th of July I wrote a blog post about being “In the Valley of Peace”. …

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The Theory of Everything

Theories are wonderful things.  They are helpful in examining an issue or an idea.  They allow us to apply the…

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Decolonize versus Diversify: Why We Must Read More, Not Less

I don’t wade into political or religious discussion on this blog as the material here is focused on education, literature,…

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A Great Perhaps

What a ride. I’m putting Spring 2016 semester in the rear view mirror (3.20 GPA!) and pulling out maps for…

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Cool Runnings

In 1993 one of the greatest sports movies was released and the title kicks off today’s post.  But it shares…

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Columbine, Friend of Mine

Columbine. It’s a word that carries heavy emotional weight when spoken or written.  It’s been 17 years (as of tomorrow)…

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The Road To El-Dorado

The titled movie came out in 2000 and since I was in high school at the time (get off my…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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2015 Wasn’t Actually Too Terrible, Right?

I know.  I’m late.  My last name is DeLay.  What did you expect?  The Spanish Inquisition?  The answer is that…

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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…

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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…

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Podcast’n

For my Education Technology class I was tasked with doing a podcast.  It runs 5 minutes.  Enjoy! [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/224392871″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true”…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…