Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

This is an interesting read on how embracing diversity in the workplace can increase productivity, among other things. Ultimately, isn't that the goal of the work experience? Enjoy! Workplace Diversity Image source: University of St. Thomas

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Barriers to Acceptance

This artist created the perfect visual depiction of the barriers that interfere with, and prevent people from seeing the beauty, and realizing the comfort of acceptance. The good news is that each of those barriers can be overcome through the power of knowledge. The bad, and sad news is there are many who willfully prefer … Continue reading Barriers to Acceptance

Being Comfortable: A Brief Expression of “Cause and Effect”

As an academic instructor at an institution of higher learning, I, like many instructors often ponder the idea of  "am I an effective professor, and if so, how do I  really know? Is my instruction having a positive effect on my students"? While sitting at my desk earlier today I found myself entrenched in a cognitive … Continue reading Being Comfortable: A Brief Expression of “Cause and Effect”

False Equivalency

This meme showed up on my Facebook feed a few days ago which was posted by my good friend and more importantly, shipmate (we served in the Navy together back in the day), Jim. It was posted in response to the vitriol and hate that took place in Charlottesville, VA last week. First and foremost, Jim and we … Continue reading False Equivalency

Identity Theft; Though it’s not what you may think.

Until you’ve been a victim of identity theft you will never really know what it feels like. I personally have experienced identity theft to the tune of several thousand dollars and let me tell you, it’s never funny when people mess with your money. But what if the identity that was stolen was your internal … Continue reading Identity Theft; Though it’s not what you may think.

A Teacher, His Students, A Labor of Love

Yesterday I had to do one of the hardest things I’ve EVER had to do in my life. And I’ve done some pretty hard things in my life. But yesterday I had to say goodbye to my kids. No, No, No, I’m not going away to prison or anything like that. I know that’s what … Continue reading A Teacher, His Students, A Labor of Love

Be Proud! Be Bold! But whatever you do, don’t be Colorblind. What’s your color?

One might look at the above image and think "that's an oxymoron." I mean, what is the message? There's the word colorblind crossed out, yet the word itself is spelled using a different color for each letter. Couple that with the title, this whole thing is confusing. Obviously, there's some level of symbolism going on … Continue reading Be Proud! Be Bold! But whatever you do, don’t be Colorblind. What’s your color?