From the Den of the Homestead to Jim Trainer for Letter Day

Belated Response to Letter Day from Jim Trainer of Going for the Throat Evansville, AR 72729 Jim Trainer https://jimtrainer.wordpress.com/ How goes it you say? It is only Tuesday and it has already been a Hella week at work. I am currently almost a week behind in my graduate school studies. I have a sick crankyContinue reading “From the Den of the Homestead to Jim Trainer for Letter Day”

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Connecting with The Jimi Hendrix of Violin, Derryl Perry & the Lonesome Devils

Joseph Shakelford is an unassuming humble musician with a carbon fiber violin, a smile, and excellent coffee.

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Prayin Out Loud: What Your Knees Are For

Ms. Annie Sells is curious to learn more about these spirited devils that know what their knees are for and their boss that is praying and singing for us all.

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Kicking the Pricks is Hell on Earth

“Kicking the Pricks” or a “thorn in the flesh” both sound like an absolute pain in the a$$. But bone deep torment, whether physical pain, psychological pain, or both is for many a fact of life. The Greeks and the Christian Bible speak plainly to what humans must push through. If you want to lookContinue reading “Kicking the Pricks is Hell on Earth”

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F It! – Ms. Annie Sells Dares You

It is no secret that television is not Ms. Annie Sells thing! My mother did one hell of a job protecting me from mass media especially via television until I was 18 years old. But we sure learned to appreciated good literature, strategy games, puzzles, and classic movies. Nevermind I read my way through manyContinue reading “F It! – Ms. Annie Sells Dares You”

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President Bill Clinton addressed the AATYC 25th Annual Conference

Arkansas’ Director of Higher Education and President Bill Clinton addressed the 700+ attendees of the last day of the 25th Annual AATYC Conference.  They spoke of the boot-strap mentality of our past Executive Director and our new Executive Director. They spoke of the work of us all to meet the needs of the students, citizens,Continue reading “President Bill Clinton addressed the AATYC 25th Annual Conference”

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Redesign, Reinvent, and Reset

Higher Ed – the challenge. We are looking to improve completion rates by 50% by 2020; to increase college readiness; double the number of students who complete developmental ed; closing the skills gap by focusing on career and technical ed; refocusing our mission; embracing entrepreneurial mindset; and to target private and public investments strategically. MuchContinue reading “Redesign, Reinvent, and Reset”

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The ability to improvise

On our way to a large three-day conference for Mommy’s work, this little guy made use of the arm rest. Would you even be able to turn your head if you slept like this? I know that I wouldn’t! Ms. Annie Sells loves this example of improvision and adaptability.  In this rapidly changing world thatContinue reading “The ability to improvise”

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5 Reasons they say and 5 reasons I say

On October 10, 2013, while doing research for an essay on teams and managing teams, I tripped over several articles on the economic impact of civil war. I learned that social scientists, such as myself and those far more academic than Ms. Annie Sells, have spent a lot of time and resources studying civil warContinue reading “5 Reasons they say and 5 reasons I say”

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