Snowflakes are pretty and all, but I like to romp about in the snowdrifts. Because, you know, I'm a generalist.
The world—especially the world of academia—expects specialized experts. I’m more of a generalist, with a wide set of shallow skills…rare and useful.
Five people stand in polling stations, white legs exposed but torsos hidden behind curtains. How hard will it be to recreate this scene in November?
The 2016 election punished progressive voters in two ways, reducing the likelihood that they'll return in 2020. We're fighting psychology. Here's how operant-conditioning suggests November will not go well.
What is the purpose of a swing, if not for children?
Reviewer selection for Hybrid Pedagogy presents personnel challenges. I look for these 5 traits in reviewers and 4 characteristics in the board.
looking through a corrugated metal pipe toward a rich blue sky with white cloud in center of view
The decision to re-open schools in the United States shows how badly our values fail to align with our needs and how hard it is to protect our rights.
a pair of pink and white boxing gloves lie on a concrete surface
A brilliant online ad for the current administration's re-election bid highlights the reality of how ill-prepared the Democrats are to win the coming fight.
On a rope bridge, how solid are the sides? How constrained is the hiker? How important is the connection? Why use a rope bridge anyway?
Listing references at the end of a printed text no longer makes sense in a world of digital media. Here's how to re-imagine references that work everywhere.
When teachers crack down on proper citation styles (like MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.), they ignore the modern ability to connect any two texts. Why persist?
Audiobook cover for Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
I offer reflections on ways introversion affects — I dare say enriches — aspects of life typically overlooked by the norms of social expectations.
White background; Black text “Star Trek” in all caps on left; silhouette of warping Enterprise on right
Reviewing Star Trek: Into Darkness, with particular focus on characters and music, plus a dose of frustration for how closely it mirrored previous films.
Bright yellow flowers peek out through some snow. What have they been up to?
Students enter college with an intellectual-capital deficit that FYC courses can help correct, teaching students to construct their own knowledge.