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Not for Everybody

The Marine Corps advertises that it is looking for “a few good men.” As much a warning as an appeal, it is a surprisingly successful way to attract recruits. “This

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Facebook Got Your Tongue?

“Time is Money” is a phrase we’ve all heard touted about to increase efficiency. Although undergraduate students may be more familiar with this maxim, “Efficiency = More Sleep,” in either

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Brave New World

My father had a saying that he used quite often. “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” Well, I beg to differ with my father. I’ve done, and I’ve

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Casualties of War

I’d like to think it was because my most recent blog mentioned my father’s fight with lung cancer back on 1993. Maybe it’s because of my surgery scheduled for next

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Technology is awesome…sometimes

Recently my wife and I got a hankering to see our grandson. He’s 15 months old and lives with his mother in Nebraska while his daddy (my son Matt) is

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The Folly of Prestige: Kenosis, Glory and Education

I dislike the word “prestige.” Prestige suggests glamour, dazzling illusion, and magical influence. There is a whiff of snobbery about the word, and advertisers love it. Driving a BMW, for

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Unity, not Uniformity

I recently interviewed the academic dean of our fair university about something called the Success Initiative. It is a concerted action by faculty and administrators to direct the efforts of

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Where are the green Christians?

I love Texas. I will, however, admit that it took me a while to get to that point. Texas grows on you, which is saying a lot when you take