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July 2, 2010

Need your help!
I picked up the new text book for the Marketing Class I'm scheduled to teach at FHSU next fall. I'm so excited! Excited to teach again, but excited to have this confirmation from the college that they are willing to commit to me for one more semester.

Unlike last semester, with very little prep time and teaching experience, my plan this time is to be more prepared BEFORE the semester begins. One specific goal is to incorporate more hands-on activities, both inside and outside the classroom.

Since I've asked many people in my "real" world to share with me cool assignments they remember from their educational years, I'll pose this same question to my virtual world:
What assignment(s) do you remember in college that impacted you in a positive manner?
In other words, can you still recall that task that you felt better prepared you, taught you or influenced you in such a way that you can still point back to that one experience years after?
I welcome your input - either post a comment or email me directly at!
Thanks in advance for your help!
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July 1, 2010

Thanks, Jack!
A wise friend of mine shared advice on how I can better handle a work situation that I've recently experienced. This situation has caused me much frustration, and so I turned to my friend (some call him Meatloaf, but I'll call him Jack) for a dose of his common-sense perspective. He pointed me to scripture for what he called "Biblical Instructions for Conflict and Resolution."

Quoting Matthew 18:15-17 (NIV), Jack gave me a wonderful gift: not only did he give me great direction and advice, he gave me his time, friendship and understanding. While connecting the verse to modern time, and specifically to my situation, I realized how fortunate I am to have Jack as a friend and mentor. Even before heeding any of Jack's advice, I already feel profoundly more confident and self-assured,

I wish I could find the words to help me describe my respect and admiration for this friend, but I guess I'll instead finish with a humble thank you.
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June 30, 2010

Family Time = Quality Time

This past weekend, we completed the second of three family reunions scheduled for us this summer. This particular gathering introduced the "fourth" generation of cousins to each other. As always, I'm amazed at how such a diverse group of people can gather together in a short while and discover all sorts of similarities. Case in point, I was amazed to see how many kids from the fourth generation looked alike! I also realized that this family lineage has a streak of arthritis, which inflicts my sister along with many cousins of all ages.

Beyond the obvious hereditary traits, I discovered one of my cousins has pursued an education and career path much like my own. Plus, she works in the same industry (technology) doing very much the same duties I perform. Throughout our lifetime, we have probably only seen each other about 5 times, since she calls Seattle her home, and is thousands of miles away from my Midwestern roots, so I find these parallel similarities fascinating.

Besides connecting with family, I am very excited to have gained another professional contact that faces many of the same challenges I have. With all of the networking I do in my community, I'm a bit embarrassed to share that I hadn't looked to my family for the same industry connection!

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