It Kind of Tickles, Does It Not?
Posted on December 11, 2019 2 Comments
There is a great podcast by economist Tim Harford about things that have gone terribly wrong and what we can learn from them. The podcast is called “Cautionary Tales,” and, believe me, they are. If you’re the kind of person who learns from their mistakes and the mistakes of others, you’ll like this podcast. Two […]
Posted on July 29, 2019 2 Comments
Change can be hard sometimes, unless you’re used to it. Other times, you forget that there was change in your life all the time because you became complacent to the things around you. Change is not bad… Change is a welcomed, uh, change.
The Choices You’ll Make
Posted on May 4, 2019 6 Comments
Life is all about making choices. Some are tough. Some are not. Some are complicated. Some are not. Some have consequences, others encourage you to keep making them. In the end, it’s up to you to grow up and accept what happens.
The Student-As-a-Customer Model Will Be the End of Academia
Posted on March 20, 2019
More and more colleges and universities are treating students as customers, showing them how to push a button or fill in a formula without teaching them how to think and solve problems. I might be old school, but I’d rather train and mentor my future colleagues instead of just showing students how to push a button.
Here We Go Again With a Contentious and Divided Country
Posted on October 8, 2018 4 Comments
I’m sensing that the general mood of my friends on the Left is much like when the sentient cheese product* was elected back in 2016. They’re in a bit of a panic. The confirmation of Brett “Hold My Beer While I Grope Her”** Kavanaugh has made them really scared of the very real possibility of […]
The Social Media You’ll Use (And Abuse)
Posted on September 26, 2018
Face it. You didn’t know how to use Facebook when you first used Facebook. In fact, I’m willing to bet that you don’t know how to use Facebook right now. You thought that it would be a great place to keep in touch with friends and family, and that you’d love having that constant stream […]
Epidemiological Podcast S0E3: Hi, I’m a Doctor
Posted on July 5, 2018 1 Comment
A quick 9-minute story of last Wednesday, the day I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation. It was quite a “day of days,” and it ended very well. It brought together five years of hard work. So what’s next? Listen to find out!
What Love of Country Is All About
Posted on July 4, 2018
Growing up in Mexico, I was exposed to a lot of nationalistic views about that country. When I came to the US, it wasn’t that much different. In either place, I was told to love the country with all my heart, and to not see any fault in it. That’s totally the wrong way of going about loving something, or someone…
The Adversity That Will Shape You
Posted on January 15, 2018
When I was four years old, my mother bought me an old red bicycle at a garage sale. I didn’t know how to ride a bicycle, but I wanted to learn so I could ride with the kids in my neighborhood. As you probably guessed, I hit the ground several times while learning to ride. […]
The Parent Ren, Part IV: The Big Bad World Out There
Posted on September 20, 2017
There was a tremendous earthquake in Mexico City today, 32 years to the day of the big one in 1985. (Seriously, what are the odds?) There is also a category 5 hurricane heading to Puerto Rico. In Myanmar, the army is systematically killing Muslims as the survivors of the “cleansing” are making their way to […]