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Podcasts I am listening to now. #TryPod

Never one to be prompt, I am late to this game of sharing my favorite podcasts. “Informally led” by NPR March was the month to declare your love for podcasts with the hashtag #TryPod. According to Edison Research, one in five Americans listened to podcasts every month as of early 2016 – a number that has grown by double-digits for five years. I haver periodically shared my favorite pods in the past. Most haven’t changed, […]

Too Much Coffee Man, Shannon Wheeler

A few of my favorite things: Podcasts

Continuing my list of favorite things as my present to you, today I want to share some of my top picks among podcasts. I spend a lot of time traveling and doing dishes and podcasts are how I keep sane and learn along the way. So, by category, here are the podcasts I listen to regularly. News & Knowledge The Bugle – Warning: Explicit language. John Oliver (lately of the Daily Show) and his long time […]

Is this ironic?

I think so, but Alanis Morissette always makes me question my use of the term. Google’s Threat Echoed Everywhere, Except China By ANDREW JACOBS, MIGUEL HELFT and JOHN MARKOFF3 minutes ago BEIJING — China heavily censored the news that Google would stop cooperating with Chinese Internet censorship and consider shutting down its operations in the country.  

Jesus Christ is unavailable for comment

No, that is not a reference to Tiger Woods. Jim West pointed out this story about a disruptive juror who happened to have had her name changed to “Jesus Christ.” Jim’s commentary is what we would expect. Seriously, Some People Shouldn’t Be Allowed In Public Like this nut job. Though, to be fair, calling this woman a nut job is insulting to the other nut jobs. She’s more a wacko loon nut job freakazoid doofus loser. […]

Relics in space

[Still procrastinating…] I was drawn to this Wired article by the title, Russian Cosmonaut’s Blog Much Funnier Than NASA. But it was the flying cross that caught my attention. Cool, eh? The blog, as translated by Russia Today, includes pictures from the ISS — and covers a much different array of topics than you usually see in NASA press releases or Twitter feeds. A recent post detailed the “holy symbols” in the Russian area of the station, […]

Dressing for the classroom, criticizing feminist scholarship, and online education

A quick review of higher education news highlights. As I sit with my cuppa tea this morning and read the Chronicle of Higher Ed and Inside Higher Ed a few stories caught my eye. Sartorial Study Suggests Professors Should Wear What They Want (subscriber link, this is a free link for 5 days)- A psychology instructor at North Hennipin Community College came to this conclusion after a brief study with four sections of a class. […]

Long weekend…

Not because we took a vacation but because we were thinking of and praying for our friends in NOLA. My wife, as you know, continues to telecommute as a media consultant for the Episcopal Diocese of LA and she was busy all last week and through the storm coordinating media coverage, calling, texting, and just checking up on folks. We are thankful that NOLA seems to have been largely spared, but lives have been lost, […]