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After 14 years at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., it's finally time to move on.

After a decade as coordinator of the Journalism concentration, Electronic Journalism minor, and the Sport Communication minor in the Communication Department, I'm about to begin what the Virginia Retirement System calls the "R" word but what I call doing less, better.

A big part of doing less, better is my "Journalism for the Rest of Us" initiative. If you're interested in a journalism workshop, seminar or program for your K-12 school program, check for information by clicking on the link at the top of this page or just contact me by email.

I'm going to miss my Mason students on a daily basis, but this is a new chapter I hope will attract many new students. Journalism, after all, isn't just for journalists. It's for the rest of us!

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Do you really understand politics?

Haven't posted in way, way too long. But this "Idiot's Guide to Smart People: Politics" (the first of three "Idiot's Guides" videos, caught my attention and will probably catch yours, too.
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Broadway’s best

This may be the best opening number to an awards show (and Billy Crystal had some winners at the Oscars) I've ever seen: Neil Patrick Harris -- with Mike Tyson -- at the 2013 Tony Awards.
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The good old hockey game

There's the National Hockey League season, short as it was thanks to the lockout. And then there is the Stanley Cup Playoffs. a season in its own that will stretch to the end of June this year. As a Detroit Red
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No cutline necessary

There are pictures that tell it all. Wednesday night, Jose Valverde, nicknamed the Big Potato, returned to Detroit to close and save a 7-5 victory over Kansas City. Given that the Tigers had discarded Valverde after his playoff and World Series
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Mr. Hockey at 85

On the occasion of Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe's 85th birthday. I can say proudly that I have taken a Mr. Hockey love tap (ouch!) to the upper arm! Only Jud Heathcote's love taps compared. God bless Gordie Howe.
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The place to meet on the Fairfax campus

The George Mason statue is kitty-corner to the Johnson Center and the Mason Pond Parking Deck, where guests can easily park on the first three levels (Fairfax campus map). As soon-to-be emeritus faculty, I'm always happy to meet with friends and my former Mason students on campus.

Alum Kevin McCarthy at work

Film critic and GMU alum Kevin McCarthy encouraged students during his many visits to my GMU classes to pursue internships and "get noticed!" See some of Kevin's terrific interviews on his Nerd Tears website.