Today I listened to friends, students, staff, and faculty describe a person I met about 19 years ago. She was an incredible, remarkable woman; full of life, compassion, and empathy. She was genuine. Truly genuine. And she was seemingly filled to the brim with all of the qualities that make a person an amazing mentor, […]Read more "A Life Well Lived"
For whatever reason I woke up today thinking it was Friday. You’ll understand when I say that I was rather sad when I learned that it was, in fact, only Wednesday. My sadness grew when I glanced at my calendar. One look and I knew that I had to head to campus. Don’t get me […]Read more "Tip Of The Day: Wednesday Is Not Friday"
Wow, today was packed! My morning started bright and early so that I could prep for a meeting with several colleagues to discuss and plan for the upcoming fall semester1. This was followed by a meeting with my undergraduate research assistant Stephen to review a needs assessment report that he has drafted2. And because I love […]Read more "Better Than Grass Stained Knees"
Since I’m a wild and crazy man, you might imagine that I’ve got crazy epic awesome plans for tonight, especially considering that it is Friday – the day to cut loose and party down1. Truth be told I just woke up from a nap about an hour ago. But not just any nap, a most […]Read more "Stupid Head"
If not for the fact that I put almost everything into my calendar, I’d forget even the simplest of things. Like eating, wearing pants, and breathing. Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch – I wouldn’t forget to wear pants, I’d just opt not to. Regardless, I’m betting that if breathing weren’t an autonomic response, […]Read more "How Quickly They Grow Up"
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday I was a giant bag of smashed hammers. Today, not so much. Let me be clear – it’s not that today I was a huge ball of energy, but in comparison to yesterday I was a freaking supernova. My day started at 5am because that’s when all the […]Read more "No Friend To Suck-Baggery"
Well it’s Friday. Again. It seems that the weeks are just flying by. I put the blame squarely on the two courses that I’m teaching. But this isn’t a bad thing. Not even slightly. In fact, I think time is flying because I’m having so much fun. Don’t get me wrong, I’m also exhausted. But […]Read more "Fridays With Elliot"