This morning my computer announced that it needed massive updates, which disrupted my plans for getting the day started and required a hard shut down to restart successfully. As I waited (not so patiently) for the...
Monday, June 7, 2021
Are you sensing relief? Is this finally the beginning of the end? As I am writing this, finals week and commencement are just around the corner. This most unusual and unusually stressful academic year is coming to a...
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
How could it be that we’re approaching the last few weeks of the school year already or perhaps even the home stretch of your student’s UNW experience? And yet, life is lived one single day at a time. As we near the end...
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Despite the pandemic, which we all hope is once-in-a-lifetime, our students are also in their once-in-a-lifetime period of adult growth that cannot be reclaimed. UNW’s outstanding retention is testimony that while the...
Thursday, January 28, 2021
With every transition from December 31 to January 1, we hope for a fresh start. We anticipate something better ahead than what we are leaving behind. Considering the boatload of trouble that has quite literally plagued...
Monday, January 4, 2021
2020 has been no laughing matter. However, one of the things I miss most is laughing more. The seriousness of what we have been up against has the potential to steal our sense of humor and the gravity of our...
Thursday, December 3, 2020
My son recently shared his belief that parents are more equipped to think about the future than their kids because they’ve had to be responsible for someone else’s future.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Parenting does not come with a handbook. If it did, we would have thrown out the book and ordered up a new one when everything we learned got turned upside down by each new kid in the family. Even without instructions,...
Monday, May 4, 2020
In the wake of a pandemic, steep stock market plunges, and seismic shifts in the delivery of education, it would be easy to say that God’s role—His part—is to protect us from contracting disease, facing devastation, and...
Monday, March 30, 2020