Category Archives: Teaching

Remembering Places and Times

I have to say, as nice as it has been to find a cafe or restaurant to sit and read some, it’s been the return of background music.  Over the last few months, I haven’t listened to music much accept … Continue reading

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SHIELD on the Island

Last day of June, as crazy as that sounds.  In just a few hours we start the second half of 2020.  Lots of fears (and jokes, for some) about what the next few months might bring.  We are in uncharted … Continue reading

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Quick Note on a Year’s End

What could actually be called our longest school year yet came to an end today.  The Class of 2020 was able to celebrate their graduation on our campus.  Even with all the necessary changes, it was a good and heartfelt … Continue reading

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Espionage in the Days of Disco

Today has been a day!  It started before the crack of dawn with the second Zoom meeting for my summer audit class, Pastoral Ministry in the Modern Novel.  Today we discussed what we had learned from Cry, the Beloved Country … Continue reading

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Ministry is Friendship

I’m just  few hours away from the first live Zoom meeting of the course that I’m auditing this summer through my old university.  I am cautiously optimistic about the opportunity.  Last night I sat down to write my reflection of … Continue reading

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Back to Class

When it became clear that I probably wouldn’t be traveling to Tennessee this summer, I decide to look for good ways to frame my time.  Vacations are always a little tricky for me: I tend to do best when I’ve … Continue reading

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Sometimes by Step

A classic song for the end of a good but tiring school year.

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Essaying Meaning

This week has been packed . . . packed with meetings and conversations and emails and forms and spreadsheets.  It’s easy to forget the intensity of this part of the end of the school year.  But it’s been good, too.  … Continue reading

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Performance Review

Something about this just rings true.  Always at the wrong time. A recent WuMo: (image from gocomics.com)

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Writing the Theme

A couple of comics this week are still in school mode. And they both have to do with writing assignments. In this classic Peanuts strip, Sally wisely changes her mind about what to write for a theme: And then in … Continue reading

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