Book Review: The Element

I just finished reading The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything and have to say that I really enjoyed it. While the book spends a little too much time in the realm of ‘celebrity worship’ (i.e., there are LOT of celebrities that have found ‘the element’ apparently), the book is still a very good … Read more

Doctorate Work = 43% complete

I’ve just submitted my last requirement for my last class in the Spring 2009 semester.  Whew. I’m now 43% complete with the doctoral work…should be done with coursework around this time next year. Current Status (May 2009) 39 hours complete 52 remaining (27 hours coursework, 25 hours dissertation) 43% complete. Coursework completion ~ mid-2010 Dissertation … Read more

UTD Project Management Symposium 2009

Mark your calendars! The 3rd annual University of Texas at Dallas Project Management Symposium is taking place August 13 & 14.  Call for papers is open until Feb 6 2009. I just submitted a paper to be considered for this years symposium…keeping my fingers crossed that it gets accepted.  I was luck to get a … Read more

Zinsser’s Writing to Learn

For those that caught my review of Zinsser’s On Writing Well, you may have noticed that I mentioned picking up Zinsser’s “Writing to Learn“. This book is an easy read and is worth picking up if you’re interested in writing.  The book is less of a discussion of ‘how’ to ‘write to learn’ and more … Read more

I’m infamous

I’m quoted in the local newspaper regarding a local City Councilman and ex-teacher who bought a ‘degree’ from a diploma mill. http://wylienews.com/current_issue/headline_councilman_18.html Just received a call from his wife asking why I’m trying to ‘deliberately destroy his family’.   I’m sorry Ms Young…but I’m not.  Your husband has done that all by himself.

Doctorate Pursuit – Year 1

The first year of my doctorate program is done! Actually…I finished my last course about a month ago but with the Fall 2008 semester starting next week, I figured I should claim the First Year is complete. During the first year I took five courses: INFS 614 – Introduction to Research INFS 720 – Systems … Read more