The Case of Not-So-Nimble U.S. Higher Education


Several of my past essays grouse about higher education not being particularly nimble places despite administrators who implore faculty to be more so while they themselves are anything but nimble. My own workplace is warming to the idea the institution is not as nimble as we would like. My hopes are some administrators are awakening…

ESRI International Users Conference, Epilogue


The greater portion of the following collection of musings came on the very first day of the Education Conference. My current position covers a diverse number of disciplines, roles, and responsibilities. My office is on the top floor of a 5-story building, on the perimeter of our office space. And I am a Team of…

Why Black History Month Matters


I’ve been meaning to get this essay out for weeks as part of my contribution to Black History Month. I may make my self-imposed deadline of February 28th, but only by a few hours. During the month I ran across two comments which bothered me. One comment was from a white person. One comment was…

Weakly Writing News for February 22nd


I’ve been debating about creating a new blog entitled, “The Weakly Writing News.” Several years ago, a fun paper, “The Weekly World News,” could be found right beside People, Us, and the beef jerky at your local grocery store. The paper ran crazy, fun, bizarre stories, e.g. “I Gave Birth to Bigfoot’s Baby,” or “Elvis…