17 Million Steps in Washington, DC

What a great week. I reached 17 million steps / 8,500 miles since November 2005– two and a half weeks ahead of my Memorial Day Weekend goal.

Washington Monument

I took advantage of the break between semesters and took a mini vacation to the Washington, DC area. It was nice to visit family and friends, […]

Service-Learning as Wellness

At Broward College (BC), students are encouraged to participate in Service-Learning. This is a program where students may perform community volunteer hours and receive credit for their efforts on their co-curricular transcript. The underlying goal is to combine service to the community with classroom learning.

Last weekend, BC student volunteers assisted the “Tour de Broward” […]

Physical and Social Benefits of Volunteering

It’s Sunday night. I’ve been to two fundraisers, two community tree trimmings and hosted a dinner party for friends I haven’t seen in ten years. I feel good about my accomplishments.

Charlie, 92, helps put up lights

According to the Corporation for National & Community Service, the past two decades has provided a growing body […]

Art Museum – Stress Management

Last week I gave my students a stress management assignment; participate in a wellness activity that would take them out of their usual routine and experience something different.

Norman Rockwell

Since I always try to do the assignments I give my students, this weekend I walked to the Fort Lauderdale Art Museum to see the […]

Celtic Crossroads

This weekend I joined friends and neighbors to watch Celtic Crossroads at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. The neo-classical playhouse was an inviting venue to enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music, fused with bluegrass, gypsy and jazz rhythms.

It was fitting that the performance began with the drone of the uilleann pipes, the […]

Casual Text

“honestly proffesor you should just give me the A and not worry about it… cause im wasting time…”

The above statement was e-mailed to me (as written) by a student who was attempting to justify why he needed an extension for a missed assignment.

In today’s wired society, where we see so many people texting […]

The Inn at Weathersfield

The Inn at Weathersfield

During a vacation to Vermont, we had the pleasure of staying at the Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville, Vermont. David and Jane Sandelman were our hosts at the beautifully restored inn with its 1700’s charm and modern conveniences such as radiant heat, Jacuzzi tubs, gas fireplaces, and WiFi access. The […]