North Carolina is one of the dozen states in the nation that still have no lottery (according to the National Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, 38 states have a lottery). As state legislators have been working furiously to pass a budget — they’re late, of course — the issue of the lottery has […]
Archive for August, 2005
I have to ask. Are Western North Carolinians so shallow that they won’t pay attention to a news story unless it has some local angle?
For two days in a row this past week, the Asheville Citizen-Times had what I consider bizarre renderings of national news stories on the front page.
Here was a front page […]
Another great carnival over at The Education Wonks. Lots of great posts on education. It’s hard to know where to begin:
A poetic tribute to the summer that got away
A description of a checklist to ensure your classroom is “multicultural.” I’m still scratching my head over “invisible groups” (sounds like something from […]
As if the web wasn’t already sucking up enough of my time —
My heroes at Powerline have created a news page. It contains breaking news, summaries of a few conservative blogs, and a cool world map at the top that you can use to link to the home pages of various newspapers.
This may become […]
Sometimes, I weep for my denomination.
I stayed away from mainline denomination churches from 1983 until we came here in 2001. There were plenty of choices among the more evangelical churches everywhere I went, and I was displeased with the liberal bent of “upper management” in most mainline denominations.
There are several reasons […]
I attend a small church near the college. Each week we have some sort of “special music” and sometimes even an offertory by someone other than the organist. We are blessed with a plethora of talented musicians.
Sometimes the congregation claps for the musician, sometimes not. It’s not clear to me what the […]
You may recall last month I wrote about an instrument called the Theremin, which is an electronic instrument played by waving your hands between a couple of (I guess) antennae. Anyway, imagine my surprise to discover that Theremins are manufactured in nearby Asheville. Check out this story about a convention (of sorts) […]
Either I answered the questions wrong, or the survey is just plain bogus.
Your Blogging Type Is Thoughtful and Considerate
You’re a well liked, though underrated, blogger.
You have a heart of gold, and are likely to blog for a cause.
You’re a peaceful blogger - no drama for you!
A good listener and friend, you tend to leave thoughtful […]
A very funny post on a Chinese version of Revenge of the Sith (or Backstroke of the West) with re-translated English subtitles. Having just come back from a Presbytery meeting this afternoon, I was amused that “Jedi Council” got turned into “Presbyterian Church.”
[Hat tip: Suzi at My Own Thoughts]
“Significant Student Learning.”
How does that strike you as an academic buzzphrase? I’m warming to the term because it’s part of my new title: Faculty Fellow for Significant Student Learning.
In case you’re wondering just what a Faculty Fellow is, here’s the blurb from our Faculty Center’s website:
Faculty Fellows are Western faculty who work […]