• Scholarship

    Smuggling of Medical Supplies in American History

    After weeks of the Federal government telling states they were on their own when it comes to obtaining personal protective equipment (PPE) only to then seize those shipments, local officials are taking extreme measures to secure PPE for their healthcare workers, including smuggling. On April 17, 2020 Springfield, Massachusetts Baystate Medical Center chief physician executive Dr. Andrew Artenstein published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine about his efforts to obtain needed PPE for his hospital. In early April, news broke about the Kraft family deploying a New England Patriots team plane to China in order to deliver desperately needed N95 respirator masks to healthcare workers…

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    Goals for 2020

    Yes, I know it’s still technically December. But bear with me. This is my fifth year using the Cultivate What Matters Powersheets for goal setting. Some years I’ve been better about focusing on my goals and using my Powersheets than…

  • Monthly Goals

    Hello, November: Monthly Goals

    I’ve said it once, but I’ll say it again: How is it already November? Thanks to Emily Ley for this lovely November art! I know that I’m probably the world’s worst blogger, but I keep coming back and I keep…

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    Hello, Autumn: Pedagogical Experiment

    Can you guys believe it’s already November!? Is Autumn really here? [To be fair, it hasn’t really started to feel like fall just yet…but the leaves are turning!] I feel like the semester just started and I’m already like…where the hell…

  • Monthly Goals

    April 2017 Goals: Hello, Spring!

    And just like that, it’s April! Last month I made progress on some goals. On others…not so much. But as Lara Casey says: progress happens little-by-little. So I’m going to celebrate my little wins and ring in Spring with exuberance!…