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How (Not) to Succeed at College

Transitioning from high school to college can often be a jarring experience.  Students worry, have lots of questions: What will be the same?  What will be different?  Should I live […]

How to Interpret Dreams

Last night I had the strangest dream. I was driving in an SUV, ran over a lovely flower bed on some private land and momentarily got stuck in a man-made […]

How to Write Anything (Part III)

In parts one and two of this mini-series on writing I discussed crafting an essay with a particular audience in mind, choosing a genre and  writing with purpose, followed by […]

How to Write Anything (Part II)

In part one of this “how-to” mini-series I discussed some of the broader aspects of the initial stages of the writing process.  In that essay I covered genre, audience and […]

How to Write Anything (Part I)

Writing is contentious.  As someone who works in higher ed., I ought to know.  Looking around the country at different universities and colleges it’s easy to notice some interesting structures […]

How (Not) to Become a Cyclist

(Photo credit: genuinebyjtyler.com) In or about 2006 or 2007 my baby bro, who was in his twenties at that point, had become interested in cycling—real cycling, the kind with crazy […]