Looking back at the last seven days or so, there’s a lot of stuff I haven’t written about. On the political front, there was controversy over Mayor Nagin’s comments to a conference in DC, and Governor Blanco announced she will not seek re-election. Also, Congress passed the Gulf Coast Housing Recovery Act, which local housing […]

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I just learned that tomorrow will be my co-worker Althea’s last day here at the University. Althea has been with the University for many years. I believe she started working as an administrative assistant in English. I knew her because she was working a computer lab manager for my unit when I was hired back […]

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How would you like to boss me around? If you think you’ve got what it takes, you can apply for the job. (I just discovered that October 16th was National Boss’ Day. I should’ve posted this then.)

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Imagine walking into a party full of people you’ve never met, but whom you know more or less intimately because they’ve been pouring their hearts out into their writing. That’s what the Geek Dinner was like. Although there were some programmers and other geeky types there, this event was dominated by bloggers. And as we […]

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I’m not the praying type, but all the same I thought I’d pass on this prayer, written by Sr. Loretta McCarthy, SBS. Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on us. You who hovered over the waters and brought all into being, grant us the grace to be people of peace and hope during this […]

Read More → Prayer for God’s Protection during the Hurricane Season

On my first day of work here at the University, almost seven years ago, I asked my boss what time he wanted me in the office each morning. His reply: “Whenever — just be responsible.” I knew right then that we would get along well together. And indeed we have. It’s been a pleasure working […]

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