They Don’t Know About Qinghe (清河)

They Don’t Know About Qinghe (清河) In the winter time I normally get out of bed before the sun rises. After rolling out my back, meditating, and shaving, I pack my bag and leave the apartment. By the time I mount my electric scooter and head out of my compound gates, the sunrise has already … Read moreThey Don’t Know About Qinghe (清河)

Advice to New Teachers: “Don’t Reinvent the Wheel”

In the summer between my Junior and Senior year at University I enrolled in an introductory education course. One of the requirements to complete the course was to observe a class at Oyster River High School – about a thirty minute drive from my parents house on the seacoast. That was more than five years … Read moreAdvice to New Teachers: “Don’t Reinvent the Wheel”

10/25/2017 Update: “willdyke.org” Now Defunct – “willdyke.com” Future Plans

I’m not sure about the exact date, but I started blogging about a year ago in the fall of 2016. A lot has changed since then in terms of both my writing and design skills. Small incremental improvements are best. Of course, if you’re here, you are probably aware that my original blog is not … Read more10/25/2017 Update: “willdyke.org” Now Defunct – “willdyke.com” Future Plans

On Community and the Internet: A Few Good Friends

What’s the main difference between being happy and sad? A few good friends. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that true happiness comes from the amount of zeros on our bank statements, but life is more complicated than that. Sure, money provides a solid dopamine kick. But it never last long. In … Read moreOn Community and the Internet: A Few Good Friends

How Web 2.0 Subverts What We Value Most

When talking online with someone, do you ever feel that neither person is really paying attention? I do, and lately I have thinking more about this. It seems like Web 2.0 (social media, blogs, etc.) has made connecting with others convenient, but in doing so it has also decreased the amount of attention we place … Read moreHow Web 2.0 Subverts What We Value Most