Of websites and re-invention – What a wonderful world!

At this moment, you are reading the inaugural blog post on my newly redesigned and consolidated web site. It is the successor to my “old” web site, which I carefully crafted many years ago on my iMac with the Apple iWeb program.

Apple eventually discontinued that program, so my web site remained visible but essentially unchanged for years. Eventually, I decided that I wanted to be one of the three billion people lucky enough to have his own blog, so I started one up on WordPress, and linked the two sites to each other.

That arrangement proved suitable enough for a time, but I was moving through the stages of my professional career — from business person to college faculty member to writer/consultant, and it was high time that I offer a web site that pulls all of this together in one place.

I hope you enjoy this new site, invite you to explore a bit, and by all means visit frequently. To make those visits easier, you will note towards the end of this (or any) individual blog post, on the right hand side of the page is a simple email sign up box. Enter your email address, acknowledge the one confirmation request that you will receive, and all future blog posts will be sent directly to you via your inbox.

In addition to the blog posts, I am writing longer commentary pieces for a number of newspapers and journals, and they are listed in the “Published Work” section. I hope you enjoy reading them as well.

Much of my writing focuses on higher education policy, leveraging my background in business and academics, but there are other topics you will find addressed here as well.

Education, in my experience, has indeed been life-long. A three-decade career in the chemical industry with FMC Corporation gave way to a 13-year career on the faculty and staff of Ursinus College, and now on to this stage of my professional life — as a writer and guide, trying to share with others what I have learned along the way. I hope that this new web site will help me to do just that.

Finally, this site would not have been possible without the vision, creativity and professionalism of Ms. Crystal Dove and her colleagues at Marketing Queen Consulting. I would recommend them to anybody who is seeking to develop or upgrade an existing web site. Thank you, Crystal!

And thanks to each of you who visit this site — let me know what you like, don’t like, or would like to see explored in more depth. My contact information is listed in the “Let’s Talk!” section, and I look forward to hearing from you.