Prioritize Daily

     It's been a couple of weeks since I've had the opportunity to share thoughts for a new post for a variety of reasons.  While I write pretty much every day some higher priorities have come into line recently.   The conflict in Afghanistan, where if you've read previous posts we have two sons serving requires some attention. 
     In comparison to the earlier defined World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and other conflicts, technology today provides opportunity to actually communicate, live with those we love who are serving.  Yet those opportunities come at a moment's notice and everything else has to be dropped. Given the number of casualties, where they're serving, their jobs, and the threat of continual eminent danger, they come first.  No questions asked.
     Additionally in the past two work days, I've been asked to teach four additional classes at the graduate and undergraduate level.  I relish the opportunity.  Particularly given my distaste for where the U.S. ranks globally in educational achievement by students and the lack of practical experience that goes with all the theoretical academic language in some classes.  What's fun is opening a new textbook you've been assigned and seeing how each chapter relates to something you've already created, developed, and/or taught before.  Synthesis, as Howard Gardner would say.
     So given that I have a week to create syllabi, curriculum, online content, (not all in class presentations have to be ready by Tuesday), a number of videos and a meaningful, positive, applicable to their personal and professional lives experience for a diverse student population, I'm a little occupied at the moment.  The blog, Pinterest, Twitter and everything else I normally participate in online will have to be lower priorities.
     After all, there is no greater impact than helping another human reach a great understanding and capacity to share it with others. It's how we're going to solve the many problems we face globally.  One person, one second, one moment at a time.
     Thank you for your prayer support.  However you believe.

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