The most obvious feature from Taliesin West that relates to the class, for me, is the use of the rocks from the surrounding desert (combined with concrete) that form the structural walls of the buildings. Wright was big into organic architecture that was contextualized by its place, and I think that speaks to me in […]
Rittel and Webber (1973) coined the phrase “wicked problems” to describe the kinds of problems that people working in the social sector – particularly government policy planners – deal with, and how those problems are of a different nature and class than those problems that I was tasked to read “Dilemmas in a General Theory […]
I’ve been sitting on this site for a year, not quite knowing what to do with it. Or with myself, really. So I made a few small changes. I moved across the country, left a job I loved, took on a new job I love, started a business, sold a house, bought a car, said […]
I lose track of things. It’s what I do. (Ehxibit 3,230,854: this website.) And yet! I’m going to loosely call this contribution Part 1 to Bryan Alexander’s Book Club reading of We Make the Road by Walking, and will hastily post where I am in the book – which is still into the first few […]
Thanks to this Stereogum piece, I came across the below Instagram post by Ryan Adams, celebrating the 15th anniversary of Gold, which is my default DRA record to listen to, when I’m feeling like listening to some Ryan Adams. I’ve undoubtedly spent more time following and investing myself in his career than I have any other […]
While traveling to the University of Oklahoma for the past few days to learn about what some of my friends and colleagues are doing, I’ve come across some really cool things. One such thing, happening in a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) through OU’s Center for Teaching Excellence, is eXperience Play, or XP. A “professional development program meant to introduce […]
The blog is up and running, so here we go!
Edit/note | Thursday 4/17, 7:30am: After some excellent conversation, via Twitter, I want to acknowledge that this post reflects my experience and thinking regarding use of multiple Twitter accounts, and I should have been more careful in the wording of my title – which reads as a fairly strong declaration on authentic pedagogy requiring a […]