Browsing All posts tagged under »Ohio State University«

Where the Heck is “Back of the Pack” Anyway?

October 21, 2012

0

Dan Kuch finished second in the 2012 Blue Water Triathlon in Arizona today, after coming out the swim leg “in the back of the pack.” Rene Rast was bumped and forced “to the back of the pack” during the Porsche Carrera Cup in Hockenheim, but rallied for the win. Michael Waltrip waited at the “back […]

Give a kid a newspaper, and he will read for a lifetime

September 4, 2012

2

My 11-year-old son was freaking out the other morning. It had nothing to do with breakfast or his clothes, or whether he had studied for the quiz that loomed. He was freaking because our newspaper had failed to be delivered on time. I know what you are thinking–what self-respecting 6th grader reads the newspaper? After […]

A New Beginning–Ending the Ohio State Quarter System with a Bang

May 26, 2012

2

You know that feeling when you realize you haven’t blogged for a while, and you know you need to write something, and so many things have happened to blog about that it’s hard to pick a topic, and they are all timely? Welcome to my Saturday night. I am spending it as every good professor […]

Amid Endings and Beginnings, I Remain a Daydream Believer

March 4, 2012

3

“Daydream Believer” is on iTunes as I started typing, and I know I can choose for it to lead me into melancholy, or I can just sing along and pretend I am again 10 years old, with my hairbrush for a microphone, dueting with my beloved Davy Jones and The Monkees. Davy Jones, of course, […]

Good Writing for the Ear is the Future of Radio

November 18, 2011

0

We had a fascinating discussion today with five prominent Columbus radio personalities who shared the good, bad and ugly of a career in radio. Dino Tripodis of WSNY, 94.7 FM, Dan Orr of WLVQ, Dan Mushalko of WCBE, my student Sam Obermeyer of Scarlet & Gray Radio and Mike Thompson of WOSU joined Doug Dangler […]

Teaching to the Test

August 28, 2011

2

As my 10-year-old son sat at his computer one night last spring, sweat began trickling down the side of his face like he was in the “Marathon Man” dental chair. His eyes darted between the monitor and the keyboard, willing his brain to find the right answer and his fingers to type the right key–as […]

Starting School with Juan Williams

August 21, 2011

6

But much like Lord Voldemort's rebounding killing curse that made Harry Potter stronger, so did NPR's move appear to enhance, not dilute, Williams' career. He locked into a robust contract with Fox News, and wrote a book called "Muzzled," which speaks about his personal experience with NPR, and the nationwide "muzzling" of reasonable people with middle-of-the-road viewpoints our culture is experiencing.