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A “Revisited” blog post indicates that I reread the original and used AI-assisted tools (e.g., Grammarly) to improve grammar and word choice.

First published December 04, 2009.

Now that I’ve returned to writing this blog with some regularity, I’ve begun to understand the directions I hope to take it- or it to take me. My present thoughts are to write (or give the appearance of writing!) more regularly. “Typepad” (this blogging software) allows one to write several posts triggered to be published at dates in the future. Once the semester ends, I’ll have a hiatus of almost six weeks before my teaching obligations resume. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to use much of that free(r) time both for learning and for writing.

One distinct thread of redirected blog will deal with technology applications to higher education. Another will have the theme of “David in Carrollland” (perhaps co-authored with invited students, alumni, or other members of the Carroll family). A third will deal with whatever comes to mind (as has been in the past), a fourth will deal with contemporary or local issues, and a last will just be intended to provoke thinking. I welcome any reader feedback about these new directions. Am I being too ambitious? Will I have any readers? Is this a positive direction to go—or is it, in fact, directionless?

Blogs I’m considering writing seem to fall within the broad categories mentioned above.

  • On academic adviser (how can students best be served?)
  • My last lecture (things I would finally say)
  • A blog where every word leads to a hypertext link related to the overall theme -kind of David’s Tristram Shandy
  • My most (in)formative learning experiences
  • (Oh) Dear Carroll Alumni
  • On (im)mortality
  • Time
  • How technology can distance/enable/empower/enslave us
  • Reaching out, reaching within
  • The man who loves dogs students dogs
  • Loss of innocence
  • Labyrinths
  • The psychology of … (curiosity, religion)
  • Why I don’t give a Twit
  • Flirting with Gert
  • Where do writing ideas come from
  • What I want to be when I grow up
  • Language—Leaving no Rosetta stone unturned

Which of these would readers like to see and, hopefully, discuss? I welcome your input, encouragement, or evidence that I have a readership.