Tag Archives: #PostcardMonday

#PostcardMonday: Capri

Ten years ago this summer I made my first trip to Italy.

That excursion, with bunches of Ball State University students and my friend D, included stops in Rome, Sorrento, Delphi, and Athens, and an overnight ferry crossing in the Aegean Sea.

And a day trip to Capri, off the coast from Naples and Sorrento.

When I have money, or decide to go into debt, I’ll spend a days on the Isle of Capri.

#PostcardMonday: First day of school

The new school year’s classes begin today at Webster University.

I am starting my 21st year of full-time college teaching, and my 31st year of teaching in higher education.

And as I do so today, I am ever so grateful for those life-changing three years at the University of Kansas, where I earned my doctorate. I could write volumes about the learning, the lifetime relationships, the formation, the music, the beer, the travel.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

#PostcardMonday: Indianapolis

Indianapolis.  The year is 1999.  I made my first-ever visit there to catch a symphony concert.  Little did I know that I’d be moving to Indiana eight months later.

This card was sent to my paternal grandmother.  Less than a year later, she died of natural causes after suffering with dementia for several years.