Monthly Archives: December 2011

The vital center

All one hears today about Washington is that it is broken. Congressional approval ratings hover at about ten percent. The President’s rating is a good bit higher than that but certainly nothing to write home about. And why is this? … Continue reading

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Sweet

My few days with my dad are coming to an end. I head back home early in the morning. I’ll be back January 9. That seems like a long time to me. To my dad, it seems like an eternity. … Continue reading

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“That’s ironic, isn’t it?”

  I love New York. Just about everything about it. I was born in the city 58 years ago, but left with my family for the “great” state of Delaware when I was two. People who meet me often think … Continue reading

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More than O.K.

Late last week, a dear friend was rushed to the hospital. This morning, he passed away. Just this past Wednesday, he had stuck his head in my office, coming out of a trustee meeting and on his way home. He … Continue reading

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Sometimes…

Jon Stewart knocked one out of the park Tuesday night. I was watching the story and can’t believe America has come to this. Some group in Florida ingeniously named the Florida Family Association called for a boycott of Lowe’s Home … Continue reading

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This whole pledge thing

I don’t know who started this whole pledge thing – getting candidates for public office to swear (as in, So Help me God right above their signatures) their allegiance to one cause or another. Grover Norquist has the whole no … Continue reading

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We’re Losing our Minds

This is not a blog about all of us having watched too many of the presidential debates. Instead, it’s another in a series about higher education in America. The title comes from a new book of the same title, by … Continue reading

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