Students on Bear Blvd.

Google chose this photo for its auto-awesome filtering and I have to agree, it is a lovely shot of two students at the end of their day of classes having a nice chat on Bear Boulevard, the new, official entrance block for the university, When the Visitors Center is completed, it will be the shiny […]

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Smoking on the Smoke-Free campus

The smoking on my officially smoke-free campus continues on the same corner. Some are Chartwell employees, some are┬ánot. I hear that employees were warned not to cluster at the grand entrance to Bear Boulevard on National Ave, but I sincerely doubt that the rest of that idea was to condone smoking a block into campus […]

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Are they changing or is it me?

This has been a long day with many “welcome to the class” emails sent to new enrollees for my online class. I guess that means my welcome email works–I want students who think the class will be self-paced with no due dates or the ones who say “I’m not good with computers” to drop the […]

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Summer plans

In some ways, I feel like I have wasted my entire sabbatical. I had a plan mapped out in my proposal and really very little of what was detailed there has happened. On the other hand, that doesn’t mean nothing has happened. I still finished the blog webtext and I have a good start on […]

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Light and shadow

This is what air travel looks like before it all goes wrong: the lovely view from the Springfield/Branson Airport.

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Plane Truth

The plain truth about planes and commercial air travel as it is right now? I dread it, and it’s not the flying part. No, this daughter of a Boeing (and Learjet) engineer still loves the actually flying, but hates the uncertainty of the scheduling and the docile herd social structure that is in place, not […]

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Fun with flying

I am in transit until further notice. *Update*: Flight was supposed to be from 4:35 to 9:25PM. I ended up leaving ground at Springfield at 7:30 or so and got to O’Hare at 9:30. I spent the night at O’Hare, but couldn’t sleep.

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Storm headache

Today’s series of storms meant a storm headache for me, not all day, but as a sort of warning system before each line of storms moved through. Nothing big happened, at least not yet, but the heaviness and the headaches severely cut back on my productivity and made me rebellious about this, day 27 of […]

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Sophie again

Sophie has some unlikely hangouts, unlikely that is, if you don’t have the full story. She hangs out here because the skylight lets her watch birds in flight. My world got a little smaller Sunday at 11:30 AM when I fully realized that at that moment I was sick with a cold or worse. I […]

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