That was the question put to me by the Tampa Bay Times. During the AFC title game in which Manning's Broncos defeated the Patriots, a replay showed Manning running for a first down in the 3rd quarter and hitting 17 mph (27 kph) on a speedometer graphic. To test the NFL's speed claim, I needed ...more
My spouse and I were talking about a job this morning. I audaciously proclaimed I would rock the available position in his department but his team could not handle our combined awesomeness. His response was, “No, you couldn’t. You have the skill set, but physically you could not handle the position.” I wanted to punch ...more
Have 30 years really passed since the Challenger space shuttle exploded? That time period represents a generation. I can see that sad Tuesday in my head quite well even now. I was 15 years old at the time. My 10th-grade English teacher had wheeled a television into our classroom so that we could watch the ...more
Since our nation celebrated the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday Monday, I have had several conversations on diversity, -isms, race, inequality, and justice this week.
One of the best descriptions of the real way to divide the population was not found in a religious text, political paper, or even public policy statement, but in a book ...more
Think of the great Hail Mary passes in American football. Staubach to Pearson at the end of '75 got the term into our vernacular. My favorite Hail Mary was in '84 when Flutie hit Phelan to beat Miami in the Orange Bowl. Not only was that a great game, but I was 14 years old, ...more
My family took advantage of a beautiful day (clear skies and 0 C) this past Saturday (16 January) by hopping on a train for Nottingham. When we were here seven years ago, we visited Sherwood Forest, but did not make it into the city of Nottingham. We discovered on Saturday that Nottingham has a lot ...more
Every year students from the Bonner Leader Program begin the spring semester by going on a “pilgrimage” before classes start. As our group gathered in the Center for Spiritual Life before boarding college vans, I asked them what it meant to be a pilgrim. Several recalled the historic voyage of the pilgrims coming to the ...more
Sorry, Pluto lovers. A recently published paper by Jean-Luc Margot of UCLA (as a Star Trek Next Generation fan, I had to give the author’s full name) proposes a mathematically rigorous way to define a planet. Pluto, for all its undeniably fascinating appeal—it just doesn’t make the cut.
The official body tasked with naming and defining ...more
Two short-lived sky phenomena are on tap in the near future, one taking place only tens of miles above us, the other millions of miles away.
Geminid meteor shower:
Each December we are treated to one of the better meteor showers of the year. The Geminids (so named because they appear to originate from the constellation of ...more
This past weekend my husband Chris and I went to the movies, one of our favorite date night activities. We had narrowed our choices to “Letters” about Mother Theresa’s struggles as she sought to follow God’s call among the poorest of the poor and “Spotlight.” We opted for the latter and spent the evening trying ...more
Happy Monday! In case you haven’t realized this yet, it is exam week.
"No wonder no one was in my class this morning!!!" you say to yourself. "But now I’ve missed my exam!! I have looked into the face of a dementor and I am doomed!!!”
No worries! This doesn’t have to be the way things go ...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
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
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
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
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