Monthly Archives: April 2014

To my students: Why I won’t be handing out copies of the slides

Someone’s going to ask, so we might as well clear this up right at the outset. No, I won’t be handing out copies of the PowerPoint slides. I recognize that, in the minds of many of you, that statement is … Continue reading

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Your personal invitation to my 100th Blog Post Party!

When I first clicked “Publish” back in September I had no idea where this blog was going. It evolved, along with my newly restored ability to go for long walks, out of my time off work to recover from hip replacement … Continue reading

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I go walking: Flowing

As predicted, the ice jam came unjammed sometime in the night or early morning. By the time I headed out after breakfast, masses of broken river ice were flowing down the river.When I was a kid growing up on the … Continue reading

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I go walking: Ice Jam

One of the lessons the river teaches is: Don’t assume that your singular perspective captures the whole story. There I was, revelling in the view of open water from just outside my door, communing with ducks and geese and watching … Continue reading

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I go walking: At Dusk

I don’t have high expectations of Saturday Night.  If there’s an event to go to, I enjoy going out, but I don’t feel a desperate need to find an event if one has not presented itself to me. I’m introverted … Continue reading

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I go walking: Spring, actually

The numbers have been crunched, the stats tallied. We weren’t just imagining it. It really was the worst winter any of us had ever experienced. When it came to cold, we even managed to outdo the surface of Mars. It’s … Continue reading

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Evaluating evaluation

We are always evaluating. “I enjoyed the movie, but the ending was kind of stupid.” “This salad is really tasty! Can I get your dressing recipe?” “You should read this book. I couldn’t put it down.” Book and movie reviews … Continue reading

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