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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…
EconTalk Episode with Eric Hanushek (Podcast at 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 Hoover Ins...
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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…
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...
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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…
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-G...
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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 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…
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 sid...
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ESRI Education Users Conference Day 2 .@ESRI #ESRIUC #Leadership #SanDiego

Cities are like people. They breath, work, play, sleep. Cities experience stress, can feel tight, like before a storm. Tense and holding a breath, becoming sweaty and anxious, cities can build a strain. The rains arrive and the city plays in the rain,…
Cities are like people. They breath, work, play, sleep. Cities experience stress, can feel tight, like before a storm. Tense and holding a breath, becoming sweaty and anxious, cities can build a st...
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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:…
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 peopl...
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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…
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 authorit...
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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…
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 Educ...
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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…
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...
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ESRI International Users Conference: Day 1 .@ESRIed #esriuc #geospatial #SanDiego #edu #ebola #omalley

One convenience of traveling to the same locale over time is consistency. San Diego seems to transform with each visit, though in essence change is more superficial, more cosmetic, than truly trans-formative. My comment may seem insulting and I don’t mean…
One convenience of traveling to the same locale over time is consistency. San Diego seems to transform with each visit, though in essence change is more superficial, more cosmetic, than truly trans...
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ESRI Education Users Conference: Day 1 http://wp.me/pXmHL-Ts #ESRIUC #EdTech #Geospatial #GIS

San Diego is a city I’ve come to hate to love. San Diego represents the best of urban life and the worst of urban settlement patterns. San Diego is a city wrestling every day with contrasts; wonderful climate, multimodal transportation, eminently…
San Diego is a city I've come to hate to love. San Diego represents the best of urban life and the worst of urban settlement patterns. San Diego is a city wrestling every day with contrasts; wonder...
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I teach world geography, weather and climate, and map analysis / cartography at a nearby university and a couple local community colleges. I run the blogs Constant Geography and Murray State RacerWerx plus contribute on the blog, Amazing Comic Shop Stories. Constant Geography contains geography and higher education related essays and commentary. Murray State RacerWerx contains articles, links, and instructional content to support local Makers, people interested in Arduino, Raspberry Pi, robotics and other forms of artistry. Amazing Comic Shop Stories provides articles, reviews, insights, and our podcast pertaining to the genre of comic books and graphic novels.
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ESRI Takes Its Deep Mapping Software Online To Help Developers Become Mo...
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Out beyond the edge of SXSW last week, the ESRI team camped out in an old brick firehouse with the veneer of an old boot factory and the int

Art Student Hand-Illuminates, Binds a Copy of Tolkien’s Silmarillion
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This German art student, Benjamin Harff, decided, for his exam at the Academy of Arts, to do something only slightly ambitious -- to hand-il

Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms | Video on TED.com
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TED Talks In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwin

15 Essential iPad Apps for Students | iPad.AppStorm
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Student life can be daunting; assessments, deadlines, classes, exams and maybe even a social life. It doesn't have to be this difficult thou

Why All Filmmakers Should Speak Out Against SOPA | Techdirt
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There are many reasons why SOPA and other legislation like it should never be passed, e.g., it fundamentally changes how the internet functi

You Sunk My Battle Shots!
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Annnnnnd you also sunk my sobriety. This is brilliant. (via 9GAG)

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This Cat Is An A*shole [Video]
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Apparently this cat’s curiosity includes finding out what would happen if it trapped another cat in a cardboard box for awhile. However, sin

Soon Squirrel…Soon
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A squirrel just dropped some nuts on this cat. Check out the reaction after the break. A rumble is coming. (via 9GAG)