PET Scan of Normal Brain

Raw Pieces of Thought

Enzymes jump like water in hot oil across synapses, from neuron to neuron, until some, terrifying or soothing, mundane or wonder-filled, idea has been cooked behind eyes, nose, and mouth of a single skull. The idea chef presents coherent sentences, “good” art, and purposeful action – evidences of the thought’s…

Death is Coming

Death is coming for me. I feel its presence. Every second of everyday, it creeps closer. On days when I feel the ominous impact of some evil spinning on it’s own axis or the pull of shame for some offense I’ve done, or on those when my medicine quits working…

Vredefort Crater

The Impact Crater that I Almost Missed

The Encyclopedia of Alabama simply said: as if everyone had always known they had been driving on remnants of an impact crater. Bald Knob in Cinematic Scenes It is true. If you happen to be in the area of Wetumpka, you can see Bald Knob without too much trouble. You…

Intersections of Contrary Things

Literary Beginnings As far as I can remember, Don Quixote, though at the top of the Well Educated Mind List, was not in the wooden-floored, white-shelved municipal library my mother took me to as a child. Nancy Drew was, so I read her series, my Bible, and as many fairy…

Teaching Procedures?

StudyGuide Lines – Instructional Design Tips for Christian Teachers and Writers Procedure: “So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer…

Learning Concepts

StudyGuide Lines – Instructional Design Tips for Christian Teachers and Writers Concept Learning Concepts are categories that you use to sort and store packages of information (objects). Learning theorists believe concepts are formed when a group of essential characteristics (attributes) are grouped together and labeled so that members (examples) of…

dad, nursery, Children's Church

Motivational Design: Confidence

StudyGuide Lines – instructional design tips for Christian teachers and writers. Confidence is a component of the ARCS Model for Motivational Design comes from the work of John Keller, a long-time professor at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. It is the model I most often use to incorporate motivational…

Is being practical, practical?

Compromise is practical. It’s the nice thing to do we’re taught. So we do it, and it’s usually a good thing in a way. We don’t get all of what we want, but we at least get something. Sometimes it works out that we get a smaller portion of exactly…

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