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.
Thank to Kyle Unruh, who took these photos, I still have my prints from a photo shoot in 1999 as I was wrapping up at the University of Kansas. These photos were at the end of my Atkins Diet, where I had dropped nearly 40 pounds of primarily beer weight (how I loved Free State Brewing Co.!).