CS-39 New Motto?

After noticing this excerpt from the ’77 Polaris as I was perusing yearbooks on the AOG website, I immediately thought of a new slogan for CS-39 Campus Radicals – if we’d only had a few months of prescience. ’39 Campus Radicals: We train Group AOCs 1977 Yearbook 1976 Yearbook 1975 Yearbook

Class of 76 ring on blue background

’76 – By the numbers

Unless otherwise stated, the calculations on this page are based on the data shown on the Key Data page for each class maintained by the AOG. See charts below. ’76 by the numbers We were the 18th class to graduate from the Air Force Academy. Through the Class of 2020, 44 classes have graduated since …

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Chasing the Golden Unicorn:

A Critique of Objectivist Educational Research The following is an edited version of a paper submitted as coursework for the Educational Psychology program at the University of New Mexico in May 2012. There’s an old joke. Two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort. And one of them says, “Boy the food at this …

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Basic Cadets in training

Campus Radicals, Spirit of ’76

My roommate from the Air Force Academy, K.C. Steinbaugh, died in February 2012. After his memorial service, I felt compelled to create this tribute to my fellow CS-39 Campus Radicals, and to especially K.C. and Danny Sawyer, who died in 2006. Scroll down for K.C.’s obituary I wrote for Checkpoints, the Association of Graduates quarterly …

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Rolling Stones of Broken Beliefs

( Originally posted to my “From Here to Discernity” blog at SantaFe.com, November 21, 2011) I live within walking distance of DeVargas Center on the north side of town. Two or three times a week I’ll walk by the mall, or to the mall, depending on my needs or curiosities. Yesterday my curiosities led me …

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Learning is for Noobs

(Originally posted to my “From Here to Discernity” blog at SantaFe.com, September 12, 2011) I first heard the term “Internet” at a Halloween party in 1993. An attractive friend of a co-worker, cutely disguised as the Cat in the Hat, mentioned that she was writing her Masters thesis in Computer Science about “how to access …

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Adherence to Appearance

(Originally posted to my “From Here to Discernity” blog at SantaFe.com, September 12, 2011) Two decades ago, I took a “self-improvement” seminar in Dallas. The seminar leader, an out-of-towner, commented in the beginning that, “I’ve heard Dallas is all about looking good.” I recalled that observation last week while I was reading about the year-long …

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Indian Market: Why this and not that?

Originally posted at my “From Here to Discernity” blog at SantaFe.com (8.22.11) Yesterday I sauntered down to town to stroll through my third Indian Market. I’m a looker, not a buyer or collector, so my eye is less critical and less easily captured. If pressed to honesty, I’d have to admit I’m there for the …

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The Local Community Hospital Game

This laments the loss of Santa Fe’s only hospital, St. Vincent Hospital, to the CHRISTUS chain of corporate hospitals. (2:32)

The Cross that Came Before

This was originally posted on my “From Here to Discernity” blog at SantaFe.com (submitted July 23, 2011). I’m not proud to admit that I live on the computer. Every day, I create, modify, copy, move, and otherwise manipulate dozens, if not hundreds, of many different types of computer files. It’s a storage, backup, and configuration management …

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The Only Game in Town

This video illustrates how CHRISTUS St. Vincent has become “the only game in town” when it comes to health care in Santa Fe. (4:04)

Implications of Neuroscience for Education (Paper)

What Difference Does it Make? Implications of Neuroscience for Education May 2011. The accompanying video presentation is available here. When I applied to the Educational Psychology graduate program last year, I explained that my academic interests were focused on the question, “Are educational practices consistent with cross-disciplinary knowledge?” As I progressed through the program curriculum, …

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Implications of Neuroscience for Education Video

I prepared the following video, “What Difference Does It Make?” for an introductory neuroscience class, Biological Bases of Behavior. The textbook is the 1,300-page Principles of Neural Science by Kandel, Schwartz, and Jessell. My intention was to highlight seven points, or findings, from neuroscience that have implications for educational theory/practice. These findings include: One difference …

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8 Passages for Uncertain Career Journeys

My friend and former career adviser Helen Harkness was asked to edit a special edition of a journal for career development professionals in 2010. She invited me to submit an article/essay, which was accepted. The theme of the special edition was Mid Life Career Crisis: How chaos theory and positive psychology can help. The edition …

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