Category: writing

Inspiration…

Wallace Monument

There is nothing like a good video to inspire your writing.  Scotland is my second hame.  I lived there for almost seven years, during my PhD studies.  People are clamoring for the novel I am writing with a friend and the other I am…

Stepping off into Magic

The Journey

Cuillins from Kirkibost Originally uploaded by bruiach1 Wrote in 2010: I wrote several years ago, well seven, actually about my meeting an elderly gentleman at Inverness Bus stop. At the end of our conversation, we parted as friends and he said something strange about…

While I wait…

Well, while I wait and prepare for a phone interview this morning, I zipped over to Faith Popcorn’s site, Brain Reserve.  I use Popcorn’s site both in my understanding of current trends and issues, as well as within the classroom.  I am all about…

Addressing technology and education

Technology

So as I await and prepare for an interview, I am thinking about technology and education. I strive to create within my classroom an innovative culture, where the students utilize several tools, techniques and traditional forms of technology to extend their book learning or…

Don’t throw the bath water out just yet…

Signed up for a course in the fall from the free database at Coursera called Creativity, Innovation and Change.  I am a stickler for innovation.  A friend and co-worker commented the other day about my use of mind-mapping that she had never heard of it…

Reflection…short and long-term thinking.

Tourism Business Environment

Sometimes, I feel like I’m constantly in the dental chair.  (Nothing against dentists, but it is not my favorite place to be, even with the sonic cleaning tools.) It is a challenge to engage the students in strategic thinking, to discuss the overall short…

Year of Natural Scotland

VisitScotland, the national Tourist Board of Scotland has designated this year as the Year of National Scotland. Every year Scotland promotes it brand in unique ways. They have encapsulated the attributes of their brand by affixing the adjectives, Enduring, Dramatic and Human. These words…

Slàinte Mhath to Robert Burns, 25th of January

Well Burns night is almost upon us. Going to try to make a nice meal and pull out my Rabbie Burns poetry books, plop a fireplace DVD into the TV or watch Spartacus on Starz… I really do miss my haggis, neeps and tatties….

Refining the Vision

Mapping out thoughts

So finally was able to finance the newest version of Mindjet-MindManager and boy, has it helped break apart my maps into much smaller, workable pieces.  I can add even greater depth and correct what I cannot see.  I can now organize in whole new ways…