About that Face to Face Book Group: On Reading and Writing

I live on the edge of a very small town in Sussex County, Virginia. It is the home of those staples: peanuts and bacon. I moved here about five years ago and have spent most of that time working rather than getting involved in community life. This year, I decided I needed more non-work interaction … Continue reading About that Face to Face Book Group: On Reading and Writing Continue reading About that Face to Face Book Group: On Reading and Writing

What Does It Mean to Succeed at Blogging?

Back at the desk after a holiday break that included lots of crocheting, binge watching and then a lovely visit with old friends. The snow storm sent me home a day early and we have been settled in our den for the past three days, warmed by the wood burning stove and watching football and … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Succeed at Blogging? Continue reading What Does It Mean to Succeed at Blogging?

Getting Serious About Goals in 2016

I feel like I drifted a bit professionally through 2015. Was it because I didn’t have any written resolutions about blogging, reading or being more active in social media? I think they were my hazy goals last year but without making any kind of action plan, they fell a bit by the wayside. I was a … Continue reading Getting Serious About Goals in 2016 Continue reading Getting Serious About Goals in 2016

Real Estate Restrictions

I teach an undergraduate  principles of real estate class that has no prerequisites. Folks don’t realize that their property can be subject to both private and public deed restrictions. Often you see private deed restrictions included in the deed in commercial properties. Your ownership of real estate is subject to four restrictions, police power (zoning, health… Read More Continue reading Real Estate Restrictions

Hiring a network

Yesterday, VCU, the institution for whom I work, announced the hiring of Tressie McMillan Cottom as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. This is a huge win for VCU and for our sociology program. I’ve come to know all of our tenure-track sociology professors and they are an awesome group. They are top-notch scholars who have also […] Continue reading Hiring a network