The cars that drive us

November 19, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes It doesn’t matter so much what the car is that we drive. We find a way to love them regardless.

Responibility key during fire season

June 18, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes Enjoy your trip to the lake, spend nights beneath the stars, but check with your local fire department before you make a campfire. This summer came earlier than the last, and the consequences of a dry winter are already visible. Many counties in Utah have already prohibited fires and fireworks because of the strong winds, […]

Classroom tech: Wikipedia

June 18, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes We all know that the best way to do research is to just find it on the Internet. Well, not the best, the easiest. Google and Wikipedia have changed the landscape of research papers, making them much easier, but maybe not much better. So in taking a look at Wikipedia, it’s important to learn where […]

Welcome back common sense, it’s been a while

June 18, 2012

Reading Time: 4 minutes We may not be the person we want to be, but what we do determines who we are, whether we like it or not.   Watching the Bunnel house be taken apart brick by brick has made me quite reflective. The house is old, unused and tiny. The new Student Life and Wellness building will […]

Classroom Tech: Facebook

June 4, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes If there were one experience from my time here at UVU, it would be when I took the opportunity to talk about a random quote in a speech class. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke said that, and it has stayed with me for years. I stood at the front […]

Your Resigned Optimism Sucks

February 1, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes This week Old Man Winter sucker-punched us right in the back of the head.  He sang us all off to a peaceful slumber with mendacious lullabies, promising us a lush, warm winter. And then, right as we were all floating off to the Land of Sweet Dreams, he flipped us over onto our stomachs and […]

Wednesday Woes: Movie trivia time

January 18, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes Has this ever happened to you? You’re at party, really hitting it off with a fine specimen of whatever gender(s) you’re into. You two are comparing notes on personal dreams, favorite bands, influential bands, politics, religion, the works and all signs are pointing toward get married and commence the aggressive manufacture of children. I mean, […]

2012 blues

January 9, 2012

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sometime during the break I decided that I might want to purchase a gun. Some variety of pump action 12-gauge mangler, the kind that I would clean in the living room if I had a daughter and her boyfriend were coming to dinner for the first time.   I’m not certain where this sudden yen […]

To the person(s) that broke into my car

January 9, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear window-smashing villain(s),   Hi it’s me, Jeff, the guy whose stuff you stole two weeks before Christmas. Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself, since I guess you didn’t feel like sticking around after breaking my window and taking all that cool stuff from my car. Things are OK for me, I’m just […]