I was challenged by a thought the other day that I wanted to in turn share with you. We have a new professor in our department. Kyle Portbury is an award-winning filmmaker from Australia who has come to join us at Southwestern Adventist University to teach radio-TV-film. We were talking about social media in our … More Community or Creativity?
One of the best things my father ever did was to do nothing. I grew up one of those kids who was always asking questions. Instead of continually answering, “Why can some birds fly and others can’t?” and “Why don’t earthworms have a face?” he invested in a set of encyclopedias. This was long before … More Searching for [Your Own] Answers
I was an exceptionally gawky kid growing up. Blame it on being a fast grower. Blame it on not having a father who played ball with me. Blame it my disinterest in sports. But I was uncoordinated. My older cousin, Bob, who played college baseball was as close to a jock that my extended family … More Making Lemonade
LOL. I finally have time to think. Spring Break is upon us–and by us I mean students and faculty at our school–and it’s just in time. Everyone I know is welcome for the break, but we are also thinking about the mound of work that we are leaving behind, and which will be even larger … More Thoughts from the Hallway
Twice a year I get a blank slate. No I am not talking about New Year’s: to me that’s just a number. And no, I’m not even talking about writing another book. I often have those ideas already in mind, and so I am bound by my own arbitrary restrictions. What I am talking about … More Blank Slate