Category: School

On Conferences

I was at SHRM, a big city-wide national conference last week.  The sessions were great, the key note speakers were fabulous and I feel like it was totally worth my time and (my employer’s) money. However, I am growing old and judgmental so I… Continue Reading “On Conferences”

The Decline and Fall of Higher Education in the U.S.

The Trib wrote about a topic that has been bothering me for a long time – the fact that higher education has become less and less effective every year.  Standards are lowering and Google has replaced thinking. Here is the news: “The research of… Continue Reading “The Decline and Fall of Higher Education in the U.S.”

I Miss College

Craig Wilson was waxing nostalgic about college in a article.  He starts with the old “college is wasted on the young”.  Which is, of course, true. I remember our revered English teacher, Mr. Mullaly, telling us in highschool,  “They say that high school is… Continue Reading “I Miss College”

Is it Fall Yet?

Weekend Assignment #332: Back To School In just a couple weeks, students will be heading back to school. Share with us what that means in your life. Are you currently shopping for school supplies for the students in your life? Are you planning on… Continue Reading “Is it Fall Yet?”

Goddam Salinger

Chicago blogger Erin Shea wrote a piece about JD Salinger yesterday. She had been listening to the NPR report with an English teacher. ““This is the book they keep,” he said. “This is the one they never give away.”” Shea continued: “I never have… Continue Reading “Goddam Salinger”

Juggling Work and School

MSN Careers ran an article called Juggling Work and School that made me think I should take some time to sum up the experience. I’ll come up with something all Doogie Howser Thoughtful.  Eventually.  But first, the point of the article: How the heck… Continue Reading “Juggling Work and School”

Last Class

The story begins a couple of semesters ago, on the “Water Cooler” discussion board of whatever class I was taking at the time. It was your basic “here’s what to expect in your next class” discussion. Marketing is the most reading. E-Commerce is just… Continue Reading “Last Class”

Final Exam

I took my final exam on Friday.  I have a great story to tell, but it isn’t quite funny yet.  I’ll keep you posted.

Dr. Zarkov! There’s no sun!

I hate driving to work in the dark.  The weather has been lame, so the sun isn’t breaking through, but it’s mostly the days getting shorter and whoever had the bright idea of messing with Daylight Savings….was just wrong. And speaking of the change… Continue Reading “Dr. Zarkov! There’s no sun!”

One Week

Tomorrow is my final exam and I will have one week off before the next class.  The big question is whether I will read books, play video games or watch TV.  No.  The actual question is whether I am going to pass this final. … Continue Reading “One Week”