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Movies 2017 #TBT

The posting of Movies 2017 was planned for this time in 2018, however, my goals were too ambitious, and I forgot my focus. The annual movies of the year list is simply a way to remember and share what I watched throughout the year. And if they were any good.

Well, better late than never.

Thankfully 2017’s movies were high on ambition that succeeded.  Though I would not have been so bullish after the first movie of the year.

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Books 2014 #TBT

The now annual books of the year list takes its third bow next week. The impetus for tracking what I read each year — other than inspiration, accountability, and memory — started as a bonus list tacked onto the end of the Movies 2014 list.  Books 2014 was just a list, yet I am expanding it for this #TBT to provide what I remember of these books.

A memory test three years later, here are the books I read…in 2014. […]

NFA Hall of Fame pin on AFA-NIET All-American Award

NFA Hall of Fame & AFA-NIET All-American Award

The National Forensic Association (NFA) and the American Forensics Association – National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) at the turn of the millennium established awards aimed at honoring collegiate forensics competitors beyond the scope of the tournaments they respectively hosted. The two organizations had already established awards for distinguished service to their organizations and the wider forensics activity, yet both organizations saw the need to recognize contributions by competitors and former competitors beyond individual events.

In the approaching 20 years these awards have existed, who has been honored, how did they receive these honors, and what can we learn about the honorees? To try and make sense of these questions I complied the data of every NFA Hall of Fame inductee and AFA-NIET All-American Individual Events Team. […]