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From boob jobs and going gray to autism and the human mind, here’s a bit of stuff About Me

Woman lying on hammock
Woman lying on hammock
Selfie just taken


How come higher education leaders are not doing more to prevent and punish contract cheating?

College graduates holding up their caps
College graduates holding up their caps
Photo by Leon Wu on Unsplash


For those who have unhealthily shifted too much of their sleeping and reading time to writing

Woman reading and drinking coffee
Woman reading and drinking coffee
Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay


Wise words from my autistic son

Young man at restaurant
Young man at restaurant
Author Image. Shared with Diego’s permission


And other memorable moments (so far) from a trip with my autistic son

Author image. Diego at Grand Teton National Park. Shared with Diego’s permission


Redshirting, state guidelines, and equity

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay


We’re so darn wedded to our beliefs, we fail to even consider counterevidence

Photo by Dušan veverkolog on Unsplash

“Remembering to attend to counterevidence isn’t difficult; it is simply a habit of mind.” Kathryn Schulz


And why you should accept, or better yet, embrace self-promotion as part of the process

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To be a writer of any kind, you must love, in a painful kind of way, the writing process. As to promoting your work, you must at least accept that it’s part of the deal — that is, if you want readers.


Dearest Nation,

Image by White77 from Pixabay

My Autistic Son Drives Me Nuts and Cracks Me Up

Is Your Special Needs Child Ready for Kindergarten?


Where knowledge, reality and belief intersect

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