About the Blog


So why blog? It's true, there's definitely an attention whore in me that enjoys the idea of people reading/paying attention to something I do but I don't think that will get me particularly far. In reality, this blog is a place of exploration for me.  It's an opportunity for me to reflect on things that I'm doing (such as running, reading, thinking in conversation with folks, edumacating) or new projects and challenges I'm interested in.  I also love the idea of a dialogue with any and all that stop by this blog.  I wish I could say the blog had a specific purpose, but it has morphed regularly over the years from something I use with my students, to somewhere I post miscellaneous thoughts to somewhere I post updates on my projects.  That's part of why I like the blog because it is such a flexible space and I take full advantage of that.  

I don't anticipate much of what I write to be profound. It's more a mixture of observations, experiences, thoughts, reviews, and ideas that I feel like putting into words. I also don't think all of what I say will be set in stone, but more like a launching point for discussing the topic. I'm channeling my thoughts but with hopes that others will channel theirs and through that, learning and growth will occur. It sounds a lil wishy-washy, sure. But it's how I've come to enjoy the most rewarding experiences. That being said, if you read something here that grabs your attention, I encourage you to comment, email, or share out the post with others.  

Connecting With the Blog

If you want to connect with this blog and readership (all 3 of them), I invite you to contact me and discuss what ideas you have in mind.  I'm game for link-swapping, cross-promotions, cross-blogging, or other interesting ideas if you think we have common audiences who might be interested.  

Commenting On This Blog

I really welcome comments.  I value the different views and ideas shared through dialogue.  The only reason I will delete a comment is if it falls into one of the following categories:
1.  Blatant spam.
2.  Blatantly incendiary and provocative without a clear purpose (e.g. just posting a litany of swears, insults, etc). 

A selfie of Lance Eaton.  Be's wearing black-rimmed glasses, a gray shirt with a brick background.  He has a reddish and graying short beard and bald head.
Otherwise, I'm usually open to what people have to say.  I would prefer to keep things respectful and should something cross over in ways that I find are unacceptable, I'd do my best to address it first before deleting the comment.

The Blogger

Then there's me, Lance Eaton, the blogger.  I'm a white, cisgender, bisexual 40-something-year-old living in Cranston, Rhode Island.  I work in higher education in the realm of instructional design/faculty support as well as a part-time instructor (teaching literature, interdisciplinary studies, and history).  I am also a writer (besides the blog, I write for several publications including Publishers Weekly as a reviewer)--you can also check my Substack on Generative AI and education. Beyond that, I have a diverse background of working online, in nonprofits, and education.  For more about my experiences and such, feel free to check out my LinkedIn.  Additionally, I have accumulated degrees in History, Criminal Justice, American Studies, Public Administration, and Instructional Design. Currently, I'm in the dissertation phase of a PhD in higher education with a focus on academic piracy.  Feel free to find more about me on my website, LanceEaton.com.