Saturday, 14th July 2018

Trust and Faith

My university is getting a new president, after 26 years of the previous one being in that position. The new president was our provost (there was a national search, but it’s pretty clear that he… Continue reading…

Tuesday, 14th November 2017

Ignoring Tech in the Ivory Tower?

From Nov. 14, 2017

Who is this Cathy O’Neil person and how is it possible that she is this clued out? “Where’s academia when it comes to helping us make sense of this?” Um,… Continue reading…

Friday, 14th July 2017

Eclipses and Bible School

From July 14, 2017

This is a great WaPo site that looks at solar eclipses, past and present.

The 1979 eclipse went right over where I was in Saskatchewan. I was in an evangelical… Continue reading…

Monday, 19th June 2017

Phil Merklinger, RIP

From June 19, 2017

Just heard that an old friend passed away. Phil Merklinger, the other half of the philosophy department for the entire time I was at Augustana University College in Camrose. And, besides… Continue reading…

Thursday, 9th March 2017

Volunteering in Universities

From March 9, 2017

So, I find myself on a committee (I was “voluntold”), which is supposed to come up with ideas for arts and cultural involvement in the community. This is part of a… Continue reading…

Sunday, 27th November 2016

Devos as Education Secretary Nominee

From Nov. 27, 2016

Devos as education secretary is a clear case of putting ideology over students, empirical results, and the public good. While her experience is with primary and secondary education, I also… Continue reading…