Author: Davin Granroth

  • What’s the difference between enculturation and socialization?

    I was talking this morning with a friend, Scott Schopieray, and we were discussing how you can think about online education as a process of socialization or enculturation. My question is what is the difference between the two? Scott put forth the idea that enculturation might fit within socialization. That seems to make sense, but…

  • Happy Birthday Lila!

    It is Lila’s Birthday today! She is three years old. We had a party for her at Chuck E. Cheese’s this past Monday. I’ll post some pics soon.

  • Pics from Binder Park Zoo

    These photos were all taken a month or so ago at Binder Park Zoo near Battle Creek, Michigan. It is a very cool zoo!

  • Giraffe close-up

    Earlier this summer we went to the zoo down near Battle Creek. Here is one picture from the trip. I’ll get some more up soon.

  • A memory, meditation, and a story of ice

    Years ago, when I was a teenager, I was sitting at a small pier called Portage Entry on Lake Superior. Midnight was nearing; Christmas was weeks away. It was cold, and the water in the canal and lake was thick with ice and snow. My ears stung a little from the cold. They ached when…

  • Sauna stuff

    Check out this article on the “business sauna.” (Thanks to Paul Tiseo for sending me the link.) One other thought. Sauna has been horridly mispronounced in standard American English. Most Americans pronounce the word “sauna” like saw-na. This hurts my ears. Pronounce it like you’re talking about a pig, a “sow”. Sauna is sow-na.…

  • Introducing Master Chey.

    Yes, that long awaited slip of paper from Central Michigan University arrived today. Chey has her Master of Arts degree in hand! Hooray!

  • “Under Command” — a band my brother referred me to

    I just got off the phone with Eric, my brother. He works with a guy who plays in a band called “Under Command.” They are a Christian rock band out on the East Coast. I checked out their web site and listened to some of their audio clips. Fun stuff. Solid musicianship, though a little…

  • I am a wimp

    A couple weeks ago, Adam and Darlene Richardson

  • Eva pics, part 2

    Click on any pic for a larger version. The last one is from last Sunday. We had a little picnic in one of the gardens at Michigan State University, and Lila kept walking around the edge of the fountain. I got her to stop for a photo.