Numbness and inertia

Two words that come close to describing my state of being lately are numbness and inertia. It is like I am infected with some sort of drug that makes it hard for me to feel, and hard for me to do. Intellectually I see these things and am aware that there is a problem, butContinue reading “Numbness and inertia”

A critical view of returning to campus

A decision has been made by my employer to reopen for in-person, on campus instruction in the Fall. There are important details about the plan that need to be fully understood when assessing it critically. However, communication about this decision has focused on how great it will be to be together again (in comparison toContinue reading “A critical view of returning to campus”

Distrust and verify

Recent events cause me to think, and then write, about the trustworthiness of what we read or what we are told or what we see. Thus, my post title’s twist on the slogan, “trust but verify.” A simple example is the nonexistent G.K. Chesterton quote I wrote about a few days ago. I read theContinue reading “Distrust and verify”