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Strava is the self-described “social network for athletes.” I accepted Brad’s invitation to join anyway. Strava challenged its users to go for a personal record (“PR” in runner lingo) in June in The Strava Mile. 268 more words

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From Academic Probation to Doctorate: The Unlikely Story

A 1.94.

That was my GPA my first semester at Brigham Young University. That GPA enabled me to make it on a much more auspicious list than the dean’s list; academic probation. 1,175 more words


Followed Through

Pepperdine Law’s graduation ceremony occurred last Friday at Alumni Park, and the venue is simply unbeatable — a spacious green lawn on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean under the warm California sun. 329 more words

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Break from blogging

My pre-tenure review was completed last month, and the ratings from the tenure committee were “very good” on all three categories of teaching, research, and service.  480 more words


A Santa Barbara Dream

I used to believe that I wanted to go to college at Pepperdine University. I wanted to go there because my mom went there and I always heard of how nice it is. 429 more words


This Unpredictable Life

We travelers, walking to the sun, can’t see
Ahead, but looking back the very light
That blinded us shows us the way we came,
Along which blessings now appear, risen… 320 more words

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Beauty in the Fog

Our 2008 move from Mississippi to Malibu sounds like a seismic culture shift, but moving from affluent, artsy, coastal Ocean Springs, Mississippi, to affluent, artsy, coastal Malibu was not as mind-blowing as you’d think. 315 more words

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