Monday, January 4, 2010

Some of you are looking at the title and saying, "Huh?"

> What does chasing rabbits mean?
The term “chasing rabbits” simply means going off on a tangent. It’s not unusual for a student to ask an instructor about a subject that has nothing to do with the lecture, and if you strike gold, the old coot tells you everything he or she knows about the topic and forgets what’s supposed to be covered. That's chasing a rabbit.

> What is a Blog?

According to www. "a blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world. Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules."

> What topics will be discussed on this blog?
Keeping with the idea of chasing rabbits, I will let you help choose the topics. Send me ideas. I may not use your suggestion. Remember--it is my blog; however, I will not shy away from some difficult topics. We can discuss social, political, or campus issues. We may not discuss your suggested topic immediately. I may need time to research it. I hope to be able to give you some real information as well as my opinion. I do not mind if you disagree with me, if you don't mind if I disagree with you.

(pic used by permission of Kerina West)
> Sounds like Fun. Who gets to play?
The intended audience is the Panola College Family, but ideas from outside the family may be interesting. Most of my discussion, I hope, will interest and benefit Panola College students.

> Rabbit chasing laws

1. If I give you the opportunity to comment on a subject, please refrain from using profanity. Show respect to me and to other readers.

2. If you disagree with me or someone who has made a comment, you may express your opinion, but you are not to make personal remarks about the person with whom you disagree.

3. If these rules are not observed, then I will either close the blog or not permit comments from readers.

4. Hold hands and play fair. Everybody will be happy.


  1. Hey Freddy, I love the chasing rabbits blog. I hope the kids will participate with some great questions.

  2. Are students aware of recent higher ed cuts expected by the state legislature and our governor? What do they think should be cut from community college budgets? Do they understand that these cuts will impact the cost of their education? Just curious if the ones who will be ultimately affected the most are aware of what's going on. Any thoughts, anyone?