Out for a run

Back in May, I went to a local urgent care facility for a strained nerve in my back. It was preventing me from sleeping. I had packed on a bit of weight from the early quarantine days – I’d hit 345 lbs. Apparently, Little Caesars is not part of a balanced diet when you wash it down with a case of beer. While running tests, they discovered fairly high blood pressure. Some of that may have been from the visit to a health care facility in the midst of a global pandemic, but most of it was bad diet and...

Exploring keyboard options with the Apple iPad Pro 12.9

So I wanted to test out writing on my iPad Pro, 12.9, 2017 Edition. I’ve been using the Smart Keyboard until recently, when it started giving me grief. This accessory not supported. There are a few open items in the apple forums about the problem, but the gist of my reading was that apple wasn’t doing anything about it, outside of warranty replacements. As I bought mine from a refurbished special deal at Best Buy, this wasn’t really an option.  So I fired up a Bluetooth Apple keyboard I had laying around. I was surprised with the response and improvement...

Intro to Ethics for the Kentucky Teacher Candidate

This lecture is one I’ve given to teacher candidates at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky. It is designed to serve as a primer for understanding legal and ethical concerns relating to the teaching profession, and to acclimatize candidates to the process through which the Education Professional Standards Board will use in the event of a complaint against a teacher. This lecture is not intended to serve as legal advice, but rather as a generalized guide to teacher ethics in Kentucky. If you are teacher facing an ethics inquiry, you should consult an attorney. (more…)

Realistic Planning: Cornerstone to Sustainable Annual Giving

In the annual giving arena, staffers are continually expected to grow donor participation and engagement. It is important, though, to set thoughtful, reasonable goals for your annual fund goals. This piece will provide a cursory examination of the component goals from a higher education non-profit perspective, but many (if not all non-alumni) pieces will be applicable to annual giving staff persons in any industry. (more…)


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