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 youâ€™re curious about the official version, read on.
Sending words through space
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”
Winnie-the-Pooh, Metrics, and VOI
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”
“Why I Left Higher Ed” â€” Extra Resources
At the “2012 HighEdWeb Conference”:http://2012.highedweb.org/, 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” â€” Extra Resources”
Photography Highlights of 2011
Three great questions to ponder
After you read Mark 2:1-12, think about these questions:
With regard to the paralytic’s friends:
bq. Which people do you know who need to be brought to Jesus?
With regard to the paralytic himself:
bq. What areas of your life need Jesus’ healing?
With regard to the crowd:
bq. In what ways do you hope to witness or observe Jesus’ power?
Written by Ann Boyd, January 2011, for “microchurch”:http://microchurch.org
The real world
bq.. The real world and its fate have gone unrecognized on the academic curriculum.
— Alistair McIntyre, quoted by Eric Miller
How to open Apple’s iWork Pages documents without Pages
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”
The Loss of Brown’s Woods: A Letter to Scott Russell Sanders
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(The Common Review) unfortunately does not make its content available online).
“See below”:/2010/the-loss-of-browns-woods#letter 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”
Nineteenth-century literary props
bq.. 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”