Monthly Archives: July 2013

“The Big Idea” (My opening remarks at my dissertation proposal defense)

“The Big Idea” (My opening remarks at my dissertation proposal defense)

So many of you have offered great support throughout my graduate studies, and have asked about details of my dissertation proposal defense last week.  The transcripts are long, but I thought I would share the opening comments, followed by the abstract of my proposal, should they be of interest. After Read more [...]

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From the front page of the newspaper

From the front page of the newspaper

This appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune on Wednesday, July 24, 2013--should it be of interest. Read more [...]

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Who Cares about Royalty? (You do.)

Who Cares about Royalty? (You do.)

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to be a speaker at a local elementary school’s career day.  I was assigned a series of Kindergarten classrooms, and I began each session by asking the kids, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” As usual, I received a variety of answers, including:…

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Be Patient with Your Life

Be Patient with Your Life

It’s all a bit overwhelming, I would think. I pick Dorah up at her dorm at the University of San Diego, a place she has called “home” for only three weeks.  (She's here as a Hansen Fellow for a Leadership Institute.) It’s a typically bright, sunny day.  We drive to a location not far away,…

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Happy + Sad = Gr8ful

Happy + Sad = Gr8ful

Once again, I share my monthly gratitude list. Today is July 15th, and here are 15 things for which I am most grateful (absolutely in NO particular order): Dorah’s answer to this question during a recent media interview: “What makes you happy?”  She said, “My dad makes me happy.  Read more [...]

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