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I don’t want to say I’m the typical professor (heck, I have an entire podcast devoted to exploring just what the heck that means) but I certainly do occasionally resemble the clichéd absent-minded professor. Remember: good thoughts are clear thoughts and that’s much harder than it sounds when your job is to think about so much, so often, for so long.

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Well, it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. It was also quieter than I’d expected.

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It’s almost Halloween. Let’s do something scary.

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I’ve decided to join yet another challenge: the 9x9x25 Challenge. So, here we go.

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I’m taking over the social media accounts for the Squad Goals Network this month and it’s gonna get spooky.

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I’m featured as the July EdSurge #DLNchat Member of the Month!

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The idea is to read (and keep track of) a paper a day in 2018. Sounds easy, right? We’ll see. It stems from the #365papers hashtag on Twitter. I’m going with Brook’s rules, too: I'm going to try to read #365papers this year. My own rules: a chapter counts as a paper, a paper I'm peer-reviewing counts, and it doesn't have to be one paper a day for 365 days, but rather on average.

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Talks and Workshops

And We're Live! A Rough Guide on Academic Podcasting
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 09:45
Perspective on Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series: Faculty Fellows
Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 12:00
Innovation in Educational Technology
Monday, Oct 16, 2017 16:00
STEM at Home
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 09:00

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I’ve decided to start placing the Read portion of the Read, Watch, Woof newsletters in the blog. So, while you can get the writing part of it, you’ll miss the dogs and the video if you’re not signed up. Jus’ sayin’. So here’s a piece about evidence and being willing to change your mind.

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It’s hot outside in Arizona. I mean, it’s hot virtually everywhere, to be fair. We’re at the very beginning of an extreme heat advisory that lasts from yesterday (July 23, 2018) morning all the way through Wednesday night. It’s dangerously hot. Keep in mind it’s actually hotter today than it was yesterday. Now, you know about our dogs and how much we love them.

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“Nell,” the Constable continued, indicating through his tone of voice that the lesson was concluding, “the difference between ignorant and educated people is that the latter know more facts. But that has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent. The difference between stupid and intelligent people — and this is true whether or not they are well-educated — is that intelligent people can handle subtlety. They are not baffled by ambiguous or even contradictory situations — in fact, they expect them and are apt to become suspicious when things seem overly straightforward.

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New Orleans is one of my favorite cities to visit. The food, the sights, the art. Here are a bunch of photos we took!

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I was reading Katie Linder’s Medium essay When Do You Call Yourself an Expert on the same day that listened to her Imposter Syndrome episode on the You’ve Got This podcast while getting ready for Faculty Forum. I don’t think that’s a coincidence, honestly. I mean, the timing might be but I’m clearly drawn to this topic. So, I thought I’d write up my own thoughts about it and publish them on the internet because, hey, bravery comes before confidence.

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The following is in reaction to yesterday’s passing of my beloved aunt Geraldine after a half-year long battle with (what started out as) gall bladder cancer. She is very much missed and, though I couldn’t be there, I believe was very well taken care of when her time came. When I decided to write something on the loss of a loved one—both as a way of informing others of the passing of my aunt and as a way to cope with the loss, myself—I imagined it would flow easily and naturally from my fingers given what happened yesterday.

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