The Unfair Treatment of Higher Education

Years ago in one of my undergrad classes in kinesiology two students (brothers) sat in the back of the class. The teacher was talking of the options we had with our degree. It spanned the spectrum from managerial positions to clinical physical therapists. The brothers interrupted the class and more or less pretentiously pontificated about … Continue reading The Unfair Treatment of Higher Education

What’s Most Important for a New College Student?

In some perspectives I was a terrible student. I was a late bloomer regarding learning how to study, never established a study schedule, waited until the last minute to complete tasks, and failed to establish a razor-focused trajectory. I stumbled along, made decent grades, covered all my requirements, and even went to grad school. I … Continue reading What’s Most Important for a New College Student?

Endure: How My Friend Conquered His Crazy, Big Goal

Ray has been a good friend of mine for a while now. I've watched his academic career evolve from a somewhat quiet undergrad and grad student to an impeding PhD graduate. He is currently in his final stages of dissertation defense and I've had the pleasure of remaining a willful spectator along his journey. And … Continue reading Endure: How My Friend Conquered His Crazy, Big Goal

How I Jumped Back Into Reading Fiction (and the hidden benefit)

I just finished reading Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. It's a fictional story about a boy who crash lands in the wild left to his own devices to survive. It's a great story of inner and outer resilience focusing on only two main characters: Brian (the boy) and nature. His very real plight is coupled with … Continue reading How I Jumped Back Into Reading Fiction (and the hidden benefit)

3 of My Absolute Favorite Sites I Follow

Below I'll list three of my absolute favorite sites/blogs that I follow for life lessons, best practices, and elegant writing. Spoiler alert: No social media pages are included in this short list. Sorry. I'm a bigger believer in reading well-written, thought-provoking prose versus bite-sized junk food replete with click-bait, sensationalized headlines, and self-affirming, opinionated blabber. … Continue reading 3 of My Absolute Favorite Sites I Follow

One of the Best Feelings in the World

Self-control is a vast, multi-faceted skill. It can be applied to many of life's circumstances and I feel it should be used more during these challenging, sometimes difficult days. More control can actually cultivate some of the best feelings of self-satisfaction and long-term well being. As this is an age-old skill and once a mainstay … Continue reading One of the Best Feelings in the World