In his book The Irresistible Revolution, Shane Claiborne offers these words:
Everyone in our culture has been deeply polluted
by the noise and garbage of this world,
and we all need to be washed clean.
We need minds that are renewed and uncluttered
so they are free to dream again.
What is it about a non-traditionalist that ...more
Happy Earth Week, fellow Hornets!! I hope that you are all as excited as I am to celebrate all of the wonder and beauty that comprises planet Earth!! That being said, I am thrilled to share some information with you about upcoming Earth Week events, as well as Earth Day held every year on April ...more
During the past couple of months, a few colleagues have contacted me about my recent dearth of blog writing. Though trite to offer, I've been busy! Research work, teaching, and administrative duties have made little time for blog writing. What got me motivated to write a post today was an invitation from NPR to appear on All Things ...more
This will be an every-two-months guide to what you can see in the night sky, geared to mid-latitude northern hemisphere observers. The original post with more detailed guidance can be found here. What can you expect to see in May and June 2014?
Moon Phases: Full on May 14th; new on May 28th. Ancient people, ...more
This will be an every-two-months guide to what you can see in the night sky, geared to mid-latitude northern hemisphere observers. The original post with more detailed guidance can be found here. What can you expect to see in March and April 2014?
Daylight Saving Time: March is one of the two months of the year ...more
Hello Lynchburg College! What a grand Monday! It is so nice outside that it almost makes you forget that there are only two weeks of classes left and only 26 days to graduation. Oh my … you mean that you didn’t realize it was that close? Well call me Captain Reality Calendar!!! Now you know it is time ...more
This is the list I'm reflecting on:
A seminary friend posted on Facebook that his friend lost two family members - a cousin and grandson - in the Kansas City shootings.
A text from our Hillel director came in that there had been shootings at a Jewish community Center on the eve of Passover.
Kansas City investigators announced ...more
Hello again, fellow Hornets! I hope you are all enjoying the gorgeous weather we have been having this past week. There are just over 21 days until the end of the semester!! This week I am extremely grateful to be able to focus on the dedication ceremony for the brand new Chandler Eco-Lodge located at ...more
Hello LC! Warmth has never felt so good and green has never looked better! What a great day to get outside and soak up some sunshine and all those vitamins that float in the air. Personally I thought it was called pollen, but I guess I was mistaken! So, without further ado, here’s what’s running ...more
In the early pre-dawn morning hours of Tuesday, April 15th, most of the Western Hemisphere will witness a total lunar eclipse. Totality (when the Earth completely blocks the Sun as seen from the Moon) begins at 3:07 am EDT and ends at 4:25 am EDT. Those in other time zones can adjust as needed. The ...more
Although a Christmas carol proclaims that “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” I have to disagree. At Lynchburg College I’m quite sure that April is the most wonderful time of the year, and to prove my point I’ve come up with my “My Top Ten Reasons to Give a Shout Out to LC ...more
Hello, fellow Hornets! I hope you have all been enjoying this gorgeous weather that we have been experiencing! This week’s blog will focus on a few topics, but mostly we will discuss the Global Coalition for Green Schools. Let’s get started!
The Center for Green Schools website (http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/globalcoalition) explains that the Global Coalition for Green Schools ...more
Wow! Can you believe it! I got up this morning and it wasn’t snowing!!! I soon realized that my 5 layers of clothing were no longer needed! I could walk through the Dell without my sock cap letting my bald head soak up the sun rays like a solar panel. There were other signs of life, ...more
When some folks talk about religious vocation, they are speaking of going into church work as a pastor. In the Roman Catholic Church, the traditional understanding is that there are three “vocations”— marriage, single life (virginity) or consecration to a religious life (celibacy). So I understand when people (and particularly students) get worried when I ...more
Hello, fellow Hornets! I am thrilled this week to tell you about my experience assisting with the planting of an American Chestnut mother tree orchard last Sunday, March 23rd at our own Claytor Nature Study Center! In fact, I am so excited; we are just going to jump right into the story!
As I said earlier, ...more
Today is “Shout Out Day!” In 1957, Reggie Lee Arnold was walking down Main Street. As he was rounding the corner he saw that an elderly lady had literally spilled her beans on the sidewalk. Realizing that the beans were probably all this lady had to eat, he helped her pick them up, one by one. After he was ...more
It won’t make you richer. It won’t organize your calendar. It probably has no practical application whatsoever. But the scientific discovery announced on March 17th is one of the great discoveries of the new century, and virtually certain to result in a Nobel Prize. (Appropriate note of caution: assuming this is confirmed and stands up ...more
On today's Winter Olympics and physics radio spot at The Takeaway, I talk about the biathlon. Click here to get to the page with the "listen" link. How great is the biathlon, which is gift from Norway? If you like skiing and shooting, there is no better ...more
The Takeaway combined this week's radio spots into a single download. They may be accessed here. There should be a new segment on the biathlon next Monday.
This past Wednesday, I was on NPR's All Things Considered. Most of the conversation concerned ski jumping. Click here for a brief write-up and a download link for my segment of the show.
It's fun chatting ...more
On today's Winter Olympics radio show for The Takeaway, I talk about speed skating. Click here for the link. Lots of great physics, including Newton's laws and angular momentum conservation, dominate the ...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