Yet again this year, we are sending out a blank Mad Lib for the fun-loving among you to create your very own version of a Boyd holiday letter. But if you’re curious about the official version, read on.Continue reading “2017 Mad Lib”
I realized recently that I miss postage stamps — their variety, design, colorfulness, even their topical content. So I’m doing to do something about it. Continue reading “Sending words through space”
You don’t want to be like Winnie-the-Pooh, do you? Well, maybe it’s good to be like him in his joy, his friendships, and his love of a simple life — but when it comes to metrics, he really is a bear of Very Little Brain. Continue reading “Winnie-the-Pooh, Metrics, and VOI”
At the 2012 HighEdWeb Conference, I present a poster session, “Why I Left Higher Ed — and Why You Should Stay.” For those who want to follow up on some of the resources (or who couldn’t be present), here they are. Continue reading ““Why I Left Higher Ed” — Extra Resources”
After you read Mark 2:1-12, think about these questions:
With regard to the paralytic’s friends:
Which people do you know who need to be brought to Jesus?
With regard to the paralytic himself:
What areas of your life need Jesus’ healing?
With regard to the crowd:
In what ways do you hope to witness or observe Jesus’ power?
Written by Ann Boyd, January 2011, for microchurch
The real world and its fate have gone unrecognized on the academic curriculum.
— Alistair McIntyre, quoted by Eric Miller
Because file-conversion is always exciting, and because I found this obscure little tip buried way down in a forum thread — but it’s golden — I figured it needs to be published more plainly: Continue reading “How to open Apple’s iWork Pages documents without Pages”
Review of A Conservationist Manifesto, by Scott Russell Sanders (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009).
A version of this review first appeared in print in The Common Review 8, no. 3 (Winter 2010): 42-44. (TCR unfortunately does not make its content available online).
See below for a letter to the editor taking issue with this review, and my response. Continue reading “The Loss of Brown’s Woods: A Letter to Scott Russell Sanders”
That young lady had a talent for describing the involvements, feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I have ever met with. The big bow-wow I can do myself like any one going; but the exquisite touch which renders commonplace things and characters interesting from the truth of the description and the sentiment is denied to me. Continue reading “Nineteenth-century literary props”