Hello all, and thanks for joining me again! Today, I’m going to discuss some exciting things that have been going on here at LC and in the local community over the past week. The events might already be over, but keep reading to find out some more ways that you can get involved!
An exciting piece ...more
The responses were varied. A few said none, but more said three or more. I am reading eight. True, a few of them I am reading through the lens “I wonder if this might help _____ understand _______”, but many more are just for me.
I developed a love for reading as a youngster. Once I ...more
Hello Lynchburg College! I hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather!!! I can tell you that we really love it down at the worksite. We have over 60 guys playing in the sandbox together trying to get as much stuff done as we possibly can before the big Dedication event which is tomorrow, Friday, October 24. Of course, ...more
A recent post on Facebook from a high school friend decried all the bad news happening around the world. She wondered what folks were doing in the face of so much seemingly hopeless tragedies such as ISIS, Ebola, the death of college co-eds, etc. As I thought about her question, I was reminded of a ...more
Hello LC community! Happy Homecoming Week! It is good to know that we all survived the four days of rain last week. Of course the weather forecasters were predicting 20 inches of rain, high winds, flooding, overbooked and leaky arks, basically the end of the Earth as we know it. You see The Weather Forecasters Association is a ...more
On this grey day I celebrate the nurture of the rain.
I grow tired of dampness and mud puddles.
I am chilled to the bone.
I am weary of wet shoes.
I am tired of plastic slickers.
My umbrella is almost too soaked to protect me.
I celebrate that the earth and your people need water.
I need to drink and ...more
Bruce Berglund invited me to write a blog post on my soccer research for The Allrounder. I urge you to check out The Allrounder. Bruce has done a wonderful job putting it together. The site focuses on sports and science. A direct link to my post may be found here. I discuss how Brazuca beat Jabulani in the ...more
Just a quick post to show you this great eclipse photo from my friend Mike Overacker, shot with a Canon 6D and a 600 mm lens at f/5.6. The small dot to the left and slightly above the Moon is the planet Uranus. Thanks for sharing, ...more
Well Happy Hump Day!!! And for some of you, it is actually Friday, i.e. the last day of classes before Fall Break!!! Yippee! You are now half way through the semester! Congratulations!!!! So as you have time over fall break to contemplate the nature of man (and women too!), I thought I would share an ...more
This fall break I will be visiting my 85-year-old mother in Wyoming as she continues to recover from a broken leg. Her injury was sustained as she rode her beloved moped around the neighborhood. Last Friday night I had the privilege of attending a dinner honoring a 92-year-old parishioner from my husband’s church for his ...more
October brings both a lunar and a solar eclipse to viewers in North America. The lunar eclipse will be in the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 8th when the moon is in its full phase. Two weeks later when the moon is new, we can see a partial solar eclipse in the late afternoon ...more
Hello everybody! Thanks for joining me for my second blog of the year! Today I will discuss the health of our oceans, and the incredible idea of a 19-year-old boy with a goal to clean it up.
It has been said that we are currently living in the “plastic age.” The majority of the things that ...more
Nearly a year to the day after the Berlin Marathon saw a new men's record, Dennis Kimetto of Kenya established a brand new men's record in this year's Berlin Marathon. The 30-year-old completed the race in 2 h 02' 57", knocking 26" off the old record set by fellow Kenyon Wilson Kipsang, and almost 03' ...more
Two months ago today, I wrote my last blog post for the 2014 Tour de France. An intense two months of work on Tour de France modeling had just ended for me. Intermingled among that work was my research on Brazuca, the World Cup soccer ball. The media attention my colleagues in Japan and I ...more
Hello everyone and thanks for joining me for my first blog of the year! I’m very excited that my first blog will be covering a very significant environmental event. If you’ve taken a look at the news lately you will most likely have heard about the People’s Climate March, one of the world’s largest and ...more
Knock, Knock, Knock…
You hear it from the depths of a groggy sleep…
Knock, Knock, Knock…
It continues and you realize it is not a dream…
Knock, Knock, Knock…
You stumble out of bed, trip over the week’s debris field of dirty clothes, a textbook or two, and a cup of some liquid that you know you have spilled all ...more
Telescopes gather light, and that light conveys information about distant and dim objects. The more light the instrument gathers, the more information is conveyed. And the bigger the telescope, the more light you can gather.
If you are of a certain age and have any awareness of astronomy, you probably remember that for most of your ...more
In March, a team of astronomers working with the BICEP2 radio telescope at the South Pole announced an exciting discovery, claiming to have discovered patterns in the cosmic microwave background that would exist if the universe underwent an enormous expansion almost immediately after the Big Bang. This “inflation” is a well-established feature of modern ...more
Marcel Kittel won his fourth stage of this year's Tour de France with a great sprint to the finish line. The image below shows Kittel just ahead of Alexander Kristoff (click on the image for a larger view).
With Tony Martin's two stage wins and a stage win for André Greipel, German cyclists won 7 of the ...more
Greetings, fellow Hornets! The time has finally come for me to compose my final blog. As most of us are preparing for exam week or graduation, I want to thank you all for helping to make my Lynchburg College experience more wonderful than I could have ever imagined. It truly is always a good day ...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
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
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
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