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How the dolphins brought Christianity to Scotland: Reflections on a wee trip

Travel, it is said, broadens the mind and enlarges the spirit. Travel, it must also be admitted, can confuse the best of us and disrupt our daily routines. I think it was Alain de Botton who celebrates Proust’s idea that … Continue reading

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Evidence in Support of Petition A-3456: Transfer from Bluebirds to the Squirrels

Prior to the May 1st deadline, I filed Petition A-3456, a form to be utilized for reappointments, transfers and readjustments. According to contractual language, evidence in support of petitions must be submitted within two weeks of the filing deadline. Ergo, … Continue reading

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The beauty of the aging brain

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Are you there Fitbit? 2-10-2015

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This I Believe

This essay was written in the spring of 2007 and submitted to Rhode Island’s NPR station for their series, This I Believe. It was not published but does not mean it should be posted here, as ideas in process. It … Continue reading

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The university of the web

There’s been lots of talk about MOCCs and about the power (and threat of the internet) to disrupt university education, as we know it. On the other hand, there have been lots of articles and reports written that suggest the … Continue reading

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Creative resources

What to find and what finds you This semester I am teaching a brand new course titled the Sociology of Innovation and Creativity. This course allows us to explore creativity and innovation–where it comes from, what kills the urge, what … Continue reading

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