As I type this, I am sitting in my office, between an old Windows XP system to my right, and a Linux to the right, as I type on a Lenovo. Sure, go ahead and laugh, but the office desk I assembled myself yesterday (along with my bed frame), and the two ancient systems that I use for research I put together today, and they actually work.
A doctorate that is not a medical degree is different from being a “news” host on Fox because a non-medical degree is a legitimate doctoral degree.
Somebody must have said something to this particular student one day when, without my asking, she said that people ask her why she is studying nursing since she’ll never be able to get a job at her age
I’ll miss the students this year, as I have missed all of my students throughout my career. But I’m happy knowing they’re on to bigger and better things.
After her comment, she followed up, almost immediately, by saying that having had my course, I have her questioning everything
physics and mathematics are more fundamental sciences (mathematics more fundamental than physics if you wish to know the order), chemistry applies to all matter, that is, the stuff that makes up plants and animals, planets and stars, rocks and soil
my dumbbells will be moving in with me. I don’t have a goal of becoming a bodybuilder, but I will exercise at least enough to begin moving in the direction of getting into shape. It’s something small, but better than I’m doing now.
One of the main problems with teaching is that, although I very much wish to make a difference, there usually is little evidence that I actually do.
the reality is that every history book, every history class, every history project does have a perspective bias. To suggest that this project will “re-write” history because it’s written with a perspective that is uncommon in most current history books and classes is simple ignorance.
It’s a funny thing that I will never forget this speaker or my group of students, but in my mind, only one was truly heroic.