My new metaphor for not giving up: Carrowkeel

On our way to Sligo, we made a side trip to Carrowkeel, a megalithic passage tomb cemetery on a hilltop. Here is the cool stuff you might want to know about Carrowkeel. But that is not what I want to write about. I want to write about not giving up. At every obstacle there was…

Best Advice of the Day

From Derrick H. Pitts, Ph.D., Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director for the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “Look up.” And I think he meant not just at the sky but up from your book, your screen, your mirror. Photo from the Lunar and Planetary Institute

I Want Three Things

First rule of production: everyone wants three things – make it fast, make it cheap, make it great. Pick two. For this speech, I pick fast and cheap – I’ll work on great. For my class, I’ll stick with just great. Here are my opening remarks to the Faculty Association at our fall plenary meeting….