Professor Rob Sabal taught me that teaching philosophies rarely say anything substantial, but are increasingly required if you have any hope of teaching in higher education. Which I do. Here's my attempt to actually SAY SOMETHING.
I spent a day with a mother of twin toddlers.
I'm still exhausted.
"If rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it."
Content warning: not for the faint of heart.
Behold: the formal proposal for my MFA thesis project. Coming August 17th (whether I'm ready or not).
Creative ideas are both novel and valuable. But they are often rejected when the creative innovator stands up to vested interests and defies the crowd. The crowd does not maliciously or willfully reject creative notions. Rather, it does not realize, and often does not want to realize, that the proposed idea represents a valid and advanced way of thinking. Society often perceives opposition to the status quo as annoying, offensive, and reason enough to ignore innovative ideas.
This Sunday Sound is early in honor of the inimitable Leonard Nimoy, who died today at 83. He was born in Boston, making him a perma-townie in my heart (and in the hearts of all townies and honorary townies in the land!).
I have two favorite Leonard Nimoy moments:
1) Nimoy's "The Legend of Bilbo Baggins" song and music video
2) The recorded opening of the Museum of Science's Omni theater
Back in March of 2013, I did my shamefully common covert op recording move to capture Nimoy's pre-recorded message for the Omni theater. It is phenomenal. He's an unbelievable voice talent. Listen below.
THE SUNDAY SOUND: March 1, Goodbye, Leonard Nimoy.
PLEASE take the time to enjoy "The Legend of Bilbo Baggins."
The author, title, and full transcript of each talk can be found below.
Video under fair use, as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law.