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February 8, 2010 - 9:07pm
When I first started taking yoga classes, some years ago, I used to joke that of the three things yoga requires (and cultivates) — balance, strength, and flexibility — I was only good at balance. This was ironic, since in my personal and professional life I felt reasonably strong and probably way too flexible — and thus, unbalanced. But there it was: I could stay standing throughout a Tree pose, hold Chair for a while, shift my weight properly for Triangle. In yoga if not in my life, I was balanced.
February 8, 2010 - 8:57pm
In my fantasy world our jobs in higher education technology include includes time for book discussion. The boss, or the unit, or someone would choose a book each month that relates to our jobs - buy the book for everyone - and set aside one hour for all of us to discuss. Maybe we'd all vote on the books. And all of us could choose the format we want to read our books. I'd choose audio. Maybe my colleague would choose an e-book. Some people would choose paper.
February 8, 2010 - 5:57pm
OK, you got me. If pretty much the only TV I watch is an occasional movie on HBO, then once again "more" translates into "any". Don't send the language police after me, send the Green Police, instead.
February 7, 2010 - 8:43pm
I've been rejected to teach online at the University of Phoenix. I'll survive. But I'll admit to being a little perplexed. The reasons that I applied to teach online for U of P are:1) I love online teaching, and teaching online works well with my schedule, as I'm able to teach at night and on the weekends.
February 7, 2010 - 6:49pm
OK, I admit it. For me, watching pretty much any TV is watching "more".
February 7, 2010 - 6:46pm
I am fortunate to have a broad vantage point on education that spans kindergarten through graduate school. In addition to my position at Hofstra I have served on two school boards, the first at a Quaker School my kids were attending at the time and currently I serve on my local school board where my kids now attend. I also serve on the board for ProjectGrad Long Island, which provides extra support for economically disadvantaged school districts. And I have worked closely with Hofstra’s NOAH program, which was the template for New York State’s HEOP program, for over 25 years.
February 7, 2010 - 6:09pm
For a few months there, I thought I was finally getting a handle on this “balancing work and life” thing.
February 7, 2010 - 4:53pm
Still experiencing the afterglow of being in the presence of the transcendent artistry of Nina Stemme’s magnificent performance as Ariadne in Thursday night’s performance at the Met, I turn again to studying for the course. Hearing something like Stemme’s performance also, for me at least, produces a deep sadness: I will never do anything as well as she sang that role. Nonetheless, I must go on with my struggle to continue.
February 5, 2010 - 12:47am
Mrs. Churm, on the prospect of my being called for campus interviews:"I can’t believe you use that harsh deodorant soap on your face. You need to start using moisturizer."Good advice, really....


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