Archive | November, 2011

Not enough student debt is a problem??

Huffington Post is trying a new spin on an old topic, calling it The Other Student Loan Problem. Students can ‘suffer’ from taking out too little in loans. By suffer, they essentially mean become non-students, never completing their degree. Advertisements

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Thankful …

Thanksgiving! How did it get here so quickly this year?

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Guilt or Glory … life of a parent

When my daughter was born, I was told – in no uncertain terms – that were I to let her sleep on her back, she would die. When my son was born, 3.5 years later, I was told – in no uncertain terms – that were I to let him sleep on his stomach, he […]

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Penn State, College Sports and $candal

So … SNL did a bit with the devil during the news segment over the weekend. He was initially elated to hear that Penn State was in trouble, and posited a bunch of potential misbehavior. When filled in on ALL of the details (“kid’s charity?”), the devil resigned. The incident was just too bad – […]

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Alumni Pride?

Social media has been key in ‘participating’ in the Sandusky horrors at Penn State. According to an eCampus News story,  Facebook and Twitter lit up with current students and alumni weighing in on the revelations and the fallout.

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Mentors

I’m a little behind in my New Yorker pile, but I recently came upon an article by a surgeon whose success rate had plateaued. His anticipation had been that his percentages would continue to increase but that didn’t match with reality.

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November? Already??

Wow … how did it get to be November already? Baseball season is over (not much before the snows flew) and we are heading into turkeys, tinsel and endless Christmas carols.

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Isn’t Not Existing the Ultimate in Being ‘Left Behind’?

Illinoisans woke up to a new sort of school report card on Monday, and many were not pleased with the result. As a resident of this particular messed up state, I’ll often focus on the close, personal disaster, but this is something that is going on all across the country.

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