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what would great look like?

Earlier today, I attended a fascinating and uplifting workshop by Dr. Jenny Bloom out of the Office of Appreciative Education. The title of this one-hour webinar was “Chronic Uncertainty: How to Approach the Future when it is Anything but Certain.” I could write and… Continue Reading “what would great look like?”

BE LIKE FRANCIS

I looked out my window this morning, and under a late-blooming dogwood tree stood a new St. Francis statue. Like so many other depictions, he was clean-shaven, holding a small dish for the birds to feast, with wild and tame animals resting at his… Continue Reading “BE LIKE FRANCIS”

A CUP OF COFFEE: A HEAVENLY EXCHANGE BETWEEN VINCENT & CHIARA

Picture it… Vincent and Chiara, two extraordinary individuals who transformed the world, sit around a small table, sipping Italian coffee and breaking French bread. Vincent de Paul, a French priest in the 16th and 17th centuries, established several communities to serve and love the… Continue Reading “A CUP OF COFFEE: A HEAVENLY EXCHANGE BETWEEN VINCENT & CHIARA”

WHEN OUR HEROES DIE

Tonight, Hall of Famer and New York Mets legend, Tom Seaver, transitioned to the other side at the age of 75. While never seeing him pitch live, I certainly appreciate his impact on this team and this town. But for a more seasoned generation,… Continue Reading “WHEN OUR HEROES DIE”

Higher Education 2020: a new reality

Last week, I taught my first college course in this new virtual reality. In any other year, my first class of a new academic year would have occurred in a large classroom with 30 or so intrigued first-year students. This time, I stood in… Continue Reading “Higher Education 2020: a new reality”

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