By Way of a Business Plan

I'm auditing a music business course this semester, and there was a longish assignment due earlier today along with a presentation. Here's what I came up with... Early in the semester, the professor, Mike Kelly, posted a short piece that Bob Lefsetz wrote about artists. It started by saying that an artist doesn’t give an…Read more By Way of a Business Plan

The Coolest Thing You Will Ever Do In Your Life

This week's episode of my podcast is titled "The Coolest Thing You Will Ever Do In Your Life." In it, I read a piece of fiction from a work in progress and interview longtime educator Monica D'Antonio about teaching and the state of higher education in America. More or less.

Paulo Freire vs. Mister Softee: Two Major Flaws in Waiting for “Superman”

As an educator, I was especially curious to see Waiting for "Superman" and, despite the criticism the documentary garnered from many of my colleagues, was pleased when the movie finally came off the "Very Long Wait" list on my Netflix queue and found its way to my doorstep. Before settling in to view the DVD…Read more Paulo Freire vs. Mister Softee: Two Major Flaws in Waiting for “Superman”