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Michael Busby
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The hobgoblins of small minds vex me
The hobgoblins of small minds vex me

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Interstellar A Tardy Movie Review #moviereview #interstellar #spacetravel

Interstellar. A Tardy Movie Review. A film by Christopher Nolan, based upon a story by Jonathan and Christopher Nolan. Kip Thorne deserves mention as his input was necessary for black hole and wormhole science. I grew up in the shadow of Kubrick, in the…

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EconTalk Episode with Eric Hanushek (Podcast at http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2015/07/eric_hanushek_o.html) I don’t usually author short posts but I have some things to do tonight and I want to push this out into the aether. Stanford University’s…

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I read a considerable number of cosmology and physics books written mostly for the general public. Perhaps a better phrase is books written for “general consumption,” as I’m not sure how many people would really enjoy reading “Black Holes and Time Warps:…

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Black Cherry Blues. James Lee Burke. Harper Mystery paperback. ©1989. $10. In the joint, guys in lock-up can get about anything. Make about anything, given enough time, persistence, someone willing to break laws associated with bringing contraband into a…

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Hyperion ©1989 The Fall of Hyperion ©1990 Endymion ©1996 The Rise of Endymion ©1997 By Dan Simmons. Spectra Bantam Science Fiction. These books present a brilliant obstacle to authoring an authoritative and reasonable review. As I spent the day…

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Privatization of Higher Education Deserves Scrutiny and Skepticism http://wp.me/pXmHL-VH #highered #studentloans #vouchers .@eduniv

On March 18th, 2015, the Illinois Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) proposed a new set of hardened news rules for students to adhere to if they want grants from the good people of Illinois (News-Gazette, 3-24-2015). Senator Brady’s bill, SB 1565, creates…

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Higher Education Needs A Start-Up Mindset #entrepreneurs #geospatial #startups .@melectable

I have numerous posts espousing changes I think I’d like to see in Higher Education. In May 2012, I posted Fostering Education Through Student Incubators (5-21-2012); in November 2013 I posted Education Is Like A Dysfunctional Family (11-6-2013); in…

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Tribulations of GIS Center Management #GIS #Geomentoring #ProjectManagement

The unfortunate position of blogging in situ circumstances is having to constantly prognosticate the down-stream consequences of words and assertions. If my words appear to deliberately obfuscate some details, you are observant. As the saying goes, names…

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ESRI International Users Conference: Day 3 .@ESRIEd #ESRIUC #mapping #Facilities #GIS #Mizzou

My last day, Wednesday, arrives like a bottom-hitting roller coaster. The momentum builds as the days climb towards the apex of Tuesday night. Wednesday arrives as a crashing descent, slipping into the smooth arc of Wednesday evening. Once, I relished the…

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ESRI International Users Conference: Day 2 (blog post) #esriuc .@EsriEd #geospatial #sandiego

One of San Diego’s best traits is the dog community. Dogs are great; their owners vary in disposition as much as dogs vary in size, weight, color, temperament, and breath odor. Walking down the sidewalk in San Diego, one may pass all sorts of dogs breeds…
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