Robert Daniel Hyde, April 11, 1960-March 14, 2023, Russellville High School Class of 1979 My children’s dad died yesterday. My ex-husband. I did not expect to feel… Read more “For Bob”
My Long, Strange Curriculum Journey
Note: The following essay was submitted in draft form for a collection to which I was invited to contribute called “Letters to the Field” (of curriculum studies).… Read more “My Long, Strange Curriculum Journey”
Dean Chronicles: 14 Leadership Discoveries I Learned from Being a Chair
I was a chair for almost 7 years. I like to think I was a good Chair, that my being in the position made a difference. As… Read more “Dean Chronicles: 14 Leadership Discoveries I Learned from Being a Chair”
Dean Chronicles: Transitioning from Department Chair. Part 1: Becoming a Chair
Before reporting to my first day as Dean, I wanted to reflect upon my time as Department Chair, a very fast 7 years, from 2015-2022. I look… Read more “Dean Chronicles: Transitioning from Department Chair. Part 1: Becoming a Chair”
Without a Country. Why isn’t this obvious?
In 1973, Cliff Robertson starred in an ABC Movie of the Week production of Edward Everett Hale’s story, “The Man Without a Country.” In it, an American… Read more “Without a Country. Why isn’t this obvious?”
White People, What Are We Thinking?
It’s time for white people to check our thinking. Right now. What are we thinking? I don’t mean, as in, What are we THINKING?? No, I mean,… Read more “White People, What Are We Thinking?”
Just Keep Swimming: Pandemic Edition
This is my first blog post since everything has changed. Everything. So where to start? To begin with, today I am not going to talk about the… Read more “Just Keep Swimming: Pandemic Edition”
My Sugar Addiction, Day 1
I am gaining my weight back. Again. Like just about every person who has ever battled their weight, I have tried every diet plan imaginable. I’ve taken… Read more “My Sugar Addiction, Day 1”
“White Savior Barbie,” Not me!
I really love my seminary, the McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University. Faculty and staff there are committed to issues of justice and spiritual growth. It is… Read more ““White Savior Barbie,” Not me!”
My White Privilege: An Unexpected But Unsurprising Glimpse
This week I had to check my whiteness two times, first at the ONA Coalition National Gathering and then at the UCC General Synod. The lesson was… Read more “My White Privilege: An Unexpected But Unsurprising Glimpse”