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Archive for August, 2005

What’s a marketplace of ideas?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

I was reading this interesting tidbit at InsideHigherEd today. It concerns the establishment of a dress code at the University of Oklahoma’s School of Pharmacy.
The new code asks students to keep midriffs covered, and to leave items like tank tops, hats, athletic shorts, and tops with spaghetti straps in the closet when they come […]

“I will also praise thee with the psaltery”

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Take a look at my new passion.
This is a 2 1/2 octave bowed psaltery. I purchased it here. I had looked at one in another store during a recent trip and decided I had to have one. I found out about Song of the Wood from my Department Head, who plays the […]


Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Profiles got all screwed up on my machine. Looks like I’ll be re-installing XP on my laptop, so I expect I”ll not have much to say in the next few days. I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Microsoft.
And, no, I’m not in a position to switch my personal machine to Linux […]

Carnival of Education #29

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

The Carnival of Education is open for business at the Education Wonks, back now in California. Good stuff as usual.
Some of my favorites:
Here’s a post, from a “retired corporate weenie” who now teaches high school inspires us to think about why we are educators. As a second-career educator myself, I can relate.
The problem […]

Miscellaneous Items Two Days Before Classes Begin

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Not much time for any original blog-thinking, so here are some random thoughts:
1. We went out to eat at the local Chinese restaurant tonight. Here was the fortune in my wife’s cookie:
Behind an able man, there are always.
Words to live by. Or, maybe I should say, words to live.
2. Looks […]

Moving In Day

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

Today I was part of Western’s Welcome Team, helping move the freshmen into their dorms. Oh, excuse me — helping move the first year students into their residence halls. It’s an annual tradition at our university, where members of the university community (faculty, staff, student organizations, and even townsfolk) pitch in. I […]

You asked for it …

Friday, August 19th, 2005

OK. Larger font. Not a lot larger, but I think it’s definitely more readable.
I had hoped to take this opportunity to play around with the header of my site, but I just don’t have the time to figure out all the style sheet stuff. So for now, the only modification is […]

Is my font hard to read?

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

Many thanks again to EdWonk for allowing me to host the Carnival this week. It was tons of fun. As a token of my appreciation, I’m adding the The Education Wonks to my blogroll.
Now, on to business. As you might expect, EdWonk provided a link to the Carnival, and a […]

The Carnival of Education: Week 28

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

The Carnival has come to the North Carolina mountains! Welcome, one and all. I am grateful to EdWonk for allowing me this opportunity to host the Carnival. By the way, how do you like my specially-commissioned Carnival 28 artwork? It was provided by our resident artist.
Let’s get right to […]

Send Your Carnival Submissions Soon

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Don’t forget that I’ll be hosting the Carnival of Education here starting Wednesday morning. Send your submissions by 9PM EDT tomorrow to david-at-ticklishears-dot-com. Guidelines for submission are located here.

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