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UnTENable

adjective: incapable of being defended, as an argument, thesis, etc.; indefensible. Synonym:  baseless, groundless, unsound, weak, questionable. origin of un + tenable – 1640-50  Middle English British dictionary definitions: (of theories, propositions, etc) incapable of being maintained, defended, or vindicated … Continue reading

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The Barely Possible Brightness of Teaching

“Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures … Continue reading

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You can write whatever you wanna say out loud,

But just don’t have the cojones to blurt it out. I’ve got so many thoughts all jammed in my head that it’s a wonder I can keep the focus on one foot in front of the other. Now, people talking? That’s … Continue reading

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Put on your headphones and/or turn up your speakers.  Listen to this little short piece rather than a Dana-WordRead-blather.  Let me know what you think of what you hear… testing one, two, three…

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Viscosity of the Work Bubble

The semester officially began Jan. 10th, 2014, but I was working all through the Winter break preparing all classes with the new upgrade to Moodle 2.4.  Our online Learning Management System received a GIGANTIC facelift which is much more amazing … Continue reading

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Dog days of Summer

August 1 – Welcome to the 8th month on the Julian calendar.  Undoubtedly a favorite of Europeans who choose this month for vacation and travel. Not just one week mind you, but an entire month of vacation. Ohhh, to be … Continue reading

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“Give A Damn”

Give a Damn My friend and favorite songwriter, Monica Pasqual, gave me permission to post this song here.  Please listen to “Give A Damn” either before or after you read and close your eyes and take in what it means … Continue reading

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