It's Osher time again. I'm really looking forward to teaching in the upcoming Winter Quarter. I'll be on both the main UCR Extension campus as well as out in Rancho Mirage. This quarter we will be discussing Colin Woodards work: American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America. I'll be... Continue Reading →
To Teach or Not to Teach–Insights From a Practitioner-Instructor
"Beyond the mechanics of teaching, these areas provide substance to the reasons why one should or should not teach. Still as important, these focus areas provide a glimpse, and really just a glimpse, into the culture of the academy and the students of today. If your last contact with higher education was as a student... Continue Reading →
Alfred Lord Tennison’s Ulysses–Recited by Helen Mirren
All of these years since my youth, my recollection of Alred Lord Tennison, poet laureate, was his poem "The Charge of Light Brigade." The impact of this and other works come to full inspiration when receited by someone like Helen Mirren. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJb_zJbJ7FI Ulysses BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON It little profits that an idle king, By this still... Continue Reading →
The Challenges That Set Public Service Apart–by Patrick S. Malone for Governing
I know it makes me smile -- just like those two adorable citizens, happily making sport of the DMV, who don't know what they don't know about public service. Patrick S. Malone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dMw3r_Y1Xw For those interested in public service take a look at the attached article and... Continue Reading →
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