Some Thoughts on the College Admissions Mess

So unless you have been hiding under a rock you have heard about the massive college admissions scandal involving several of the country's most "prestigious" schools. This whole mess is absurd. First, it really isn't surprising that rich and privileged people used their money and position to leverage acceptance into universities that their children might … Continue reading Some Thoughts on the College Admissions Mess


The Big Guy and I were able to catch a couple of football games from my Alma Mater, Hardin-Simmons University. One of the things that impressed me was that both times the home teams took a knee in prayer before the game. (Game 1 Hardin-Simmons. Game 2 University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, pictured below.) Also during … Continue reading Respect

TDZ Retrospective — Distance Learning: A Substitute for College

Originally posted July 3rd, 2007, taking classes on-line was a new thing. When I wrote this I remember that most of the on-line programs I found were from unaccredited programs. Now it is very common to take on-line classes.   Anyway it is an interesting read. Can distance learning be a substitute for college? The answer … Continue reading TDZ Retrospective — Distance Learning: A Substitute for College

Tips for Preparing for College

As a high school teacher, it always amazed me the number of juniors and seniors really had no plan for the future. Usually, they had a career goal in mind but no plan for achieving it. Other times the dream career was unrealistic. Other times I would see otherwise, good students enroll at the local … Continue reading Tips for Preparing for College

My Views on Technology

Disclaimer: If this sounds like a school essay, I know it is something I wrote for my class. Technology plays an important role in my personal and professional life.  I worked in a technology related position for about ten years as a computer teacher, computer lab assistant and in tech support. Personally, I see the … Continue reading My Views on Technology

So Long and Good Luck, Timmy

Last Friday's Sugar bowl marked the end of an era for Gator Nation.  It was the last game for one of most accomplished classes in Gator Football history.  Tim Tebow had an amazing run as the quarterback for the University of Florida. He won the Heisman as a sophomore. I really wasn't in favor of Tebow … Continue reading So Long and Good Luck, Timmy

Way to Go HSU!

In July, my alma mater Hardin-Simmons University received two well deserved honors.  Yes, that is my unbiased opinion. The Chronicle for Higher Education named HSU one of the top ten colleges to work for in the small school division (under 3,000). The results were based upon a nationwide survey of  about 41,000 employees on 247 … Continue reading Way to Go HSU!