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    Entries in University of Kansas (3)

    Monday
    Apr022012

    Overheard on the Bus :: #21 (NCAA Championship Edition)

    CIMG0198

    In light of today's game:

    Third Grader: Ben, are you going to watch the championship game?
    Me: Yes sir.
    Third Grader: I'm going to stay up and watch it, even though we have state assessments tomorrow.  We're not supposed to stay up! 

    Click here for entry #20.

    Click here for entry #22.

    Sunday
    Mar182012

    My Weekend in Sport :: Baylor Advances, Sporting KC Wins, and Basketball History

    Baylor Advances

    My alma mater, Baylor University, advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.  Brady Heslip hit 9 three pointers in the Bears 80-63 victory over the 11th seeded Colorado Buffaloes.  That's insane.

    Sporting KC Wins

    I'm a season ticket holder for Sporting--in my opinion the best value and overall sports experience in Kansas City.  My wife was so kind to join me.

     

    We enjoyed every minute, but none more than this goal celebration by C. J. Sapong and Kei Kamara:

    Bracket Challenge and Basketball History

    Matt Williams is leading my bracket challenge at the moment out of 34 entries.  I'm tied for last.

    If you're a sports fans and have an interest in the history of basketball, you may enjoy "The Rules of the Game" from Grantland.com.  Jayson Jenks has done some great work.

    Monday
    Feb072011

    Done. Or, In Search of a New Hobby.

    January 26, 2011, I defended my thesis project before my advisory committee.  This past Friday, February 4, I submitted my signed acceptance and title pages to the Department of Graduate Affairs at The University of Kansas, and uploaded my thesis project through ProQuest.  By 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, I had fulfilled all of my requirements for graduation with an MA in Religious Studies.

    I'm so happy to be done.  Now, however, there is a void.  What am I to think about?  What should I read about?  On what subject will I allow my thoughts to dwell, and to what end?  I think I'm going to need a hobby.

    During my time at Kansas I've been sporadic in updating my blog.  Oftentimes, I would focus on book reviews or provide occasional commentary on a current event or an item of note.  I'd write about my life, whether it be my family or my travels.

    I wonder what you'd like to read about.  Yes, you.  The person who might read my blog.  Who subscribes via RSS.  Who clicks on my links via Facebook or Twitter.  What do you want to learn about, reflect on, or engage with?

    Whatever you write, don't think for a moment that I won't be discriminating.  One subject I plan to pursue is work.  Yet, I'd love your input.

    With graduate work now completed, I'm in need of a hobby.  Blogging will be but one of those.  And with your help, I'll have more in the hopper to consider.