Smarter Shallows?

There’s a thrift store in Cobourg, Ontario that my wife and I absolutely love. Whenever we are out at the cottage we stop in at this hodge-podge store and look for cheap furniture, kitchen items, and books. Oh, the books. We always return home with more books than we originally brought with us. Two of … Continue reading Smarter Shallows?

Hearing Loss

Perspective is a good thing. It’s provides space to expand our view. It’s staring at a piece of bark and hearing someone yell, “Hey, there’s a whole forest out here!” Gaining perspective almost always requires an outside catalyst: something or someone. We need this catalyst to help us take a step back and remember that … Continue reading Hearing Loss


I miss the beginning of a new semester. I loved getting the new syllabus for each course and looking through at all of the topics to be studied, books to be read, and assignments that would occupy my time for the next four months.  Okay, I might be a bit of a nerd. Not all students … Continue reading Deadlines