Time for a Pause

Regular readers have no doubt noticed a drop-off in the frequency of my posts. There are lots of reasons for this, including my present focus on finding a publisher for my next novel, the sequel to One Man’s Purpose. Entitled Cross Purposes, it joins Martin Quint and his wife Jenny a year after they moved… Read More »

Online vs In-Class Instruction

Last week, during my visit to the University of Maryland for my presentation on “The Academic Life,” I met Ryan Sochol, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, who has interesting data regarding the merits of online versus in-class instruction. Here’s the story: Ryan teaches an upper level undergraduate subject on Additive Manufacturing. Because of room-size limits,… Read More »