As we approach the Thanksgiving break, it seems a good time to reflect a bit on the place of gratitude in our lives. This time of year I’ve noticed many folks on Facebook practicing a 30-day thankfulness challenge. Each day the person acknowledges something or someone in their lives for which they are grateful and ...more
I contributed to an article in the current issue of The Ring, known as The Bible of Boxing. What's funny is that the December 2015 issue has been out in the US for some time now. I've been checking in at WH Smith on Fargate for over a week. After a good workout at Ponds Forge this morning, I ...more
When my dad was 17, my grandmother signed papers permitting him to join the Marine Corps. Dad’s first unit was used to test the effects of Agent Orange and radiation. After my dad died, my grandmother told me what it was like to talk with her 20-year-old son as he wrestled with being a soldier ...more
We have Guy Fawkes Night here in England today. Some simply call it Bonfire Night. It's an interesting and, frankly, strange holiday. But, hey, everyone likes a chance to see a good bonfire and watch fireworks, right? Research work has kept me from blog writing this week, but I'll steal a few minutes to add ...more
In just over a week, Career Services and the Spiritual Life Center are co-sponsoring the “VSG” - Volunteer, Service and Graduate Fair. This is an opportunity for the community to talk with representatives from several service year programs, seminaries and divinity schools. If you want to change the world, one of these opportunities may be ...more
I was in Italy all last week (more on that in my next post!) when a flurry of sports activity happened. On Halloween the All Blacks of New Zealand won an unprecedented third Rugby World Cup. It has been a real treat living in England for the Rugby World Cup. I got to watch several ...more
Last week I showed a wonderful DVD called The Way to my 11th graders at Holy Cross Catholic School. I chose to show the film in light of our faith’s upcoming Feast Day of All Saints. The Catholic belief is that we acknowledge the extraordinary lives lived by the Saints while here on earth. The ...more
These beautifully clear fall mornings we've been experiencing have offered a rare opportunity to see four of the five naked-eye planets all lined up for our viewing pleasure. This morning at 6:45 am EDT, this was the view on Lynchburg's eastern horizon. The almost vertical blue line is the ecliptic, the plane of the Earth's ...more
This past Saturday (10 October 2015), my wife, daughters and I returned to the Peak District for another hike, this time to the wooded area of Padley Gorge. We had not seen much of the Peak District's wooded areas. Weather was perfect and we had a great hike! The photo below shows the wooded area ...more
It looks as though Lynchburg area sky watchers will actually have clear skies for a celestial event! The International Space Station will be visible tonight in an especially bright and high-in-the-sky pass. It will appear low in the southwest at 7:13:33 pm EDT, reach its highest altitude of 72° in the northwest at 7:16:47, and ...more
It seems as though Lynchburg’s record of clouding over for interesting celestial events is going to hold true for this weekend’s total lunar eclipse. But just in case all the forecasters are wrong, and for those of you who live where clear skies reign, here is the relevant information.
First, just the basic information concerning timing, ...more
People ask me what keeps me up at night, well beside the dog down the street that is obviously not getting enough love, it is the safety of all our community members. You see, there are bad guys out there who are looking for someone to take advantage of. That’s what bad guys do: They ...more
So I’m just getting back from a staff meeting and see that there are 65 e-mails sitting in my in box screaming at me to be opened, read, and responded to. I’ve got to be honest with you, I’m just not into it! So I am looking around my office looking for a good way ...more
If you’ve been wondering why you haven’t seen any more images from the Pluto flyby lately, here is the reason:
But there is exciting news from the New Horizons team! They have selected a tentative target among Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs, distant and icy solar system bodies of which Pluto is only one of the larger ...more
Hello LC Community! Welcome to yet another year of learning, playing, serving, eating, sleeping, walking, running, and yes, winning as a LC Hornet!! Since some of you are new to the community (about 640 new first years and transfers and readmits ) I’d thought I run through just what a Campus Update actually is:
A Campus ...more
Hello all! Thanks for joining me once again for another article of Red Goes Green. As many of you know, President Obama’s term is coming to a close. Just like most presidents nearing the end of their term, he has begun thinking about how he will be remembered after his presidency. It has become evident ...more
Hello LC Hornets!!! I think spring has sprung and that the sun has flown the coop. We have sent out search parties to look for her but we have heard nothing back from them. We hope that they can locate the sun and get her back here in time for the weekend. It would be ...more
Greetings fellow Hornets! I hope that all of you thoroughly enjoyed Lynchburg’s first snow day, and are ready to take on the cold weeks ahead of us. The next few weeks are going to be busy on both the national and local environmental fronts.
Continue to keep an eye out for the Recyclemania competition! It is ...more
Greetings fellow Hornets! Welcome back and thanks again for joining me for the next article of Red Goes Green. In case you haven’t heard, Lynchburg College has enrolled in Recyclemania, a national competition that promotes recycling on school campuses. After measuring all of the recycling produced within acollege, they calculate the per capita recycling rate ...more
Hello all! Once again, thank you for joining me for my next article of Red Goes Green. Today I’m writing about the highly debated political topic of the Keystone XL pipeline.
The proposed plan would extend the original pipeline that currently runs from Canada into Cushing, Oklahoma. The Canadian company, TransCanada, which is spearheading the project ...more
For some of you, Red Wolf and the Red Wolf Tales Blog seem to have been somewhere off in the woods searching for the others in the wolf pack. In reality, we are so proud to tell you that the Lynchburg College Outdoor Leadership Program was working to open a new experiential teaching environment with ...more
The writing's on the wall. In the not-too-distant future, the federal government will become a conspicuous presence on college campuses, both virtual and physical.
I’ve been expecting this for a long time. Now that Obamacare is law, it makes perfect sense that the president would turn to higher education reform. After all, the “problems” plaguing the ...more
The weather seems to change drastically each and every day when we wake, and then again throughout the day. We hear a forecast: slightly windy 5-10 miles per hour, with chance of rain, low of 36 and a high of 47, or a low of 76, high of 95, and wind at 10-15 miles per ...more
Survival hinges on the ability to adapt to changes taking place in our environment. There is no escaping this fundamental reality. Ignoring or denying change doesn't make it any less real, only more dangerous.
Unlike some biological adaptations, which can take millennia to occur, businesses must adapt quickly and with intention if they are to survive. ...more
Red Wolf Tales, the blog, will present an array of topics, tips, tricks, insights, trends, gear, philosophies for the outdoors, training and certification opportunities.
Why have I chosen to call this blog “Red Wolf Tales?” As red is one of Lynchburg College’s colors, it would be a natural thought to connect the name and the color. However, ...more
In my previous blog post, I wrote that businesses must continually adapt to changes in
their external environment if they’re going to survive and prosper. Honestly, this strikes
me as such a no-brainer that I’m a bit embarrassed having written it. I can’t imagine that
there are too many people who would find this pronouncement worthy of serious ...more
This initial blog opens a conversation on a critical issue in education: What is the best way to prepare students for a future that is increasingly uncertain?
As a teacher of Economics, one of the most important lessons I try to convey to my students is the idea that businesses must continually adapt to changes in ...more