Values Archive

Why I wear a tie to work

I feel fortunate to be employed at a place where people have worked collaboratively since 1855 to advance education, research, and innovation in ways that shape and change our world. Each morning, I drive 79 miles from my home in …

Why I decided to leave Facebook

I’ve been thinking about leaving Facebook for a while now. Facebook has evolved into something different over the past few years and it just isn’t fun anymore for me as an individual. The repeated modifications to how private data is …

Friends, comedy, life

Today I shared a meal with an old friend in a cozy restaurant in downtown Kalamazoo, MI. More than a year passed since we last enjoyed real-time, face-to-face communication. I was glad to learn about what he had been up …