Learning to Live with Wildlife

December 18, 2014

It amazes me how uninformed and squeamish we as a culture have gotten. We rent our lake home occasionally, which sits overlooking Cumberland Lake, surrounded and overhung by trees, bushes, a stream running beside it, and…let’s just call it what it is: nature. But more often than not one of the top complaints we get […]

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Don’t Let Black Friday Ruin Christmas

November 22, 2014

This week is the supposed “beginning” of the Christmas shopping season. For decades, the day after Thanksgiving, now known as Black Friday, was the rush to the stores to see the Christmas decorations, pick up your own new decor for the holidays, and get a leg up on your Christmas shopping. Today, when radio stations […]

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Technology Sabbatical

September 24, 2012

I’ve been on a bit of a Technology Sabbatical lately. Actually, I enjoyed it so much it went on longer than I intended, and now it’s fall and time to jump back in. In the meantime, I’ve moved (mostly), gotten involved in a new ministry project, and worked some (precious little) on my writing. I’ve […]

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Facebook “Likes” reveal creditworthiness?

April 22, 2012

Social networks are now being used by some lenders to evaluate whether you’re likely to pay them back. The New York Observer reports that, while this methodology is still a few years away from common use by major banks, smaller institutions such as microlender Lenddo already use an algorithm based on input from a person’s […]

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Myths About Student Learning

February 26, 2012

Learning styles aside, traditional education has given birth to many misconceptions about what a “good” and “effective” learning environment looks like. A new study by the Independent Curriculum Group shoots down at least seven of them.

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