End of the Year
Thanks and Salutations
What a year it has been! I wanted to write at the end of the month thanking you for being a part of my life during these last twelve months. As I get older, I'm increasingly convinced that the relationships we form with one another, relationships that can't be tracked on click-open metrics and KPIs, are what really matter.
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My Work with Grimké
I could not be more excited about my transition to work for Grimké Seminary earlier this year. I love working with my colleagues; I love working for our students. I genuinely believe that in-context graduate education will change the world. I consider it a profound privilege to be a part of an organization that is at the vanguard of this emerging form of education.
My title is managing editor, but I consider myself more of a swiss army knife kind of employee, hopefully, being of use wherever the seminary needs me. But for the immediate future, be on the lookout for the online journal we'll be launching in early 2022.
It has been a blast coaching this year. As many of you know, I recently earned my ACC from the ICF. I've always wanted to augment my project management skills (PMP) with a coaching credential. It was a credentialing process that started in January and ended in December. Gratefully my client list is full for the first part of the new year, and I'm currently taking potential future clients on a waiting list—a good problem to have.
The Junk Drawer
I have a ton of ideas for what I'd like to write about in 2022. Here is a smattering. Let me know if any of these are interests we share.
Low-tech remote work
Apprenticeship models of education
Long-hand writing for online journalism
All-in social media strategies (I'm doubling down on Twitter)
Viral concepts of social media participation
Masculinity and leadership development
Christianity, natural theology, and the new Stoicism
Reading great work of Western Civ
Reading war memoirs
Martial arts, guns, 2A, and Jiu-Jitsu
Creative non-fiction in popular Reformed theology
Propaganda and vaccine lunacy
Solzhenitsyn's opinion of modern media
The stand-alone man, technology formed but independent
Generalizing specialists and specializing generalists
Emotional awareness and aggressive masculinity
Weightlifting and anaerobic exercise
University of Virginia football and basketball
Writing some guides for leadership development
That is about it for now.
Merry Christmas to all!
As always, I'd love to hear from you.
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Hey Joe, it's been a great year, glad to have been coached by you!
I'd love to read some of your thoughts on:
1. Masculinity and leadership development
2. The stand-alone man, technology formed but independent
3. Generalizing specialists and specializing generalists
4. Emotional awareness and aggressive masculinity
5. Writing some guides for leadership development
However, I'll read whatever you write ;)