Now

This is what I’m doing right now. I’ll update this page more often than I do other parts of my website and will share specific projects I’m working on right now as well as list books I’m reading, movies I’ve seen, or even things that people on the Internet refer to as TIL (Today I Learned).

Professional

I’m planning Year 2 of our GEAR UP To College and Beyond implementation and am currently taking stock of our progress for Year 1.

Books

I’ve just started on Bill Bryson’s Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe. I’m a big fan of Bryson’s work and have devoured almost all his writing and I’m hoping to love this one too. I’m also still making my way through A Year in the Maine Woods by Bernd Heinrich. I’ll never do it but I’m choosing to live vicariously through Heinrich’s tale.

Movies

I wanted to like Blade Runner 2049 but alas, I fell asleep halfway through the movie. Blame the slow ponderous pace and the dim ambiance but perhaps it was the wrong movie to watch on a Friday evening. But nevertheless, visually very stunning and vividly depicted to match the original.

TIL

The University of Chicago dropped their admission requirements for SAT/ACT scores. How long before standardized testing scores disappear for most colleges?