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Education, Coarsely

Me Burn My Bridge? You Lit It

1. This Just Happened In late August 2019, Millicent Whitehat, a recently retired college instructor, came up to me late one afternoon as we were leaving a reception at the university. “So, you have a job on campus, right?” “Yeah, webmaster for the College of Education and Health Professions, three years last July. It’s been […]

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I Would Appreciate Your Vote

I am running this week for a position on the University of Arkansas Staff Senate. The online balloting ends Monday, May 6. If you are a U of A staff member, you may choose to vote for me, and the following 150-word statement I was asked to submit just might sway you! Or not. As […]

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Education, Coarsely

ASP Rejects Gun Ban for Tiddlywinks

It’s time to go renegade. After all, I fought the law and last night the law won. As manager, coach and occasional player in the University’s Tabletop Sports team, I had sought to continue the weapons ban at r’Asadinks Tiddlywinks Stadium, here in Office 248. The longstanding ban at school athletics facilities was turned into […]

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Stadium Security’s a Peach

Wednesday’s a big day. Besides being National Pi Day — 3-14, get it? — for this year it’s also #NationalSchoolWalkout. That’s 17 minutes outside of class for students K-12 (likely more the older grades) starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone. The purpose, according to the group Empower (organizer of the anti-hate Women’s Marches), […]

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Education, Coarsely

‘Winks at Gun Ban Security Plan

2/2*: Security Plan for r’Asadink Tiddlywinks Team — Report for the Arkansas State Police *Conclusion. Here’s Part 1 DATELINE MIRTHOLOGY — Arkansas Act 859 of 2017 became law this week, partially disarming Act 562 of 2017 from earlier in the session. I have my official gun ban request just about ready. Firearms never have had a place at tiddlywinks […]

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Play Games at Work So No Guns

1/2*: reDeclaration of Athletic Facility *Here’s Part 2 DATELINE MIRTHOLOGY — My workplace is eligible. Now that people with concealed weapon permits soon will be welcome to roam armed throughout campus, barred only at qualifying athletic events, it’s time to out my office. Suite 248 also houses the little known but very real r’Asadink Stadium, for tiddlywinks and other […]