I started using Twitter because I was curious about my boss.Not in a kissing-up sort of way, because after practicing as a surgeon in the country, I think I’m truly incapable of kissing up to anyone for anything anymore. But my boss is Gardner Campbell, and in my job interview I asked (demanded really) that he hire me because I thought [...]
While I could start an entire blog devoted to how eight years of medical education – first medical school and then a four-year residency program in obstetrics and gynecology—changed everything about Laura P. Gogia, I’m going to keep it to a single nugget at a time.In my workplace at Virginia Commonwealth University, we are currently working t [...]
One night I strayedrum-stuffed and goat-restlessto a city of orphansfor bright-eyed cathedrals.Like a creature, I turnedfrom that bright steadfast lightto trip down dark roadshot, hand-cobbled (still waiting).Craving outside directionI scaled painted road postsbut found them long-peeledby a thousand strange fingers.Then in the wet darkand on [...]
I live in a house online,It's a house I call my own.but maybe it’s a rent-to-own,or maybe it’s a squatters plotjust an underline, or a second thought.But maybe it’s a cigar box a box where an Apache livesone who climbs and crawls out behind the ballpark. My house has rooms and carpet. It has baseboards and paper. And [...]
In November, my husband's family (and this includes me and the children) will be traveling to New Delhi, India for a family wedding. If you follow my blog, you know that I have been to India before and that I am firmly established in the family, despite my ridiculous white American-ness. You can probably guess that I am excited to [...]
[Suggestion] | Twenty Little Poems That Could Save America, by Tony Hoagland | Harper’s Magazine – Part 9.
This is a rapidly-written and half-baked response to GardnerCampbell’s recent blog post, posted in preparation for Virginia Commonwealth University’s first MOOC on thought vectoring. Dear Gardner,I read your recent post with great interest. I enjoyed the way you analyzed thinking in terms of feelings, breaking “thinking” into [...]
How do I feel when I think, you ask? Depends on the thinking. The best thinking happens once I’ve settled into the work, and twitches that pull me out of my work–oh, let me check that email one more time–I’ve got to work here a bit–hey, what’s going on with the construction site?–have started to fade [...]
This here’s a test post.
I like history and reflection.I have a colleague, Alana Robinson, who had the bright idea of documenting the transformation of our workplace: the soon-to-be Virginia Commonwealth University Learning Innovation Center (LInC or maybe LINC). This center will be tasked with promoting connected learning by providing leadershi [...]