Posted April 15, 2013.
We carry the burden of the times we live in and the circumstances set before us. We can only succeed with the help and support of our companions on the journey.
Posted March 26, 2013.
The mystery surrounded a missing book. The book was not to be removed from the library at any time. This was not the first time he had given this assignment for this particular course, but it was the first time the rare book had simply disappeared.
Posted February 25, 2013.
People order the world in different ways. We are shaped by the experiences we have amassed in the settings that have defined our personal and group identity. It’s not so much a matter of what we value. Often we value many of the same things.
Posted February 4, 2013.
As I listened she expressed a bit of concern about the two questions her daughter is constantly asked, “What are you going to major in?” followed by “What career are you going to pursue?” My reply to her comment took her by surprise. I said, “Don’t worry about these answers now. High school students almost always get them wrong.”
Posted January 14, 2013.
Societal change is difficult to describe, much less interpret accurately.
Posted December 17, 2012.
The Christmas season began for me each year when the Sears catalog arrived. It had a curious title, “The Wish Book.” First published in 1933, the Wish Book was the source document for many childhood Christmas lists.
Posted December 13, 2012.
Paul Salopek is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and National Geographic Fellow, who has spent much of his career exploring the world and writing stories about the human experience. In 2013 he will begin a significant journey. Carrying only a backpack, with no entourage to support him, he will literally walk around the world. The trip…
Posted December 3, 2012.
More than 80 years since the early days of the Dust Bowl, we face similar questions about the trade-offs between immediate economic interests and prolonged environmental impact.
Posted November 21, 2012.
It’s been a long time since I have eaten a Twinkie. It’s not that I am particularly disciplined about sweets. I have celiac disease, which means I am among the growing population of citizens who have discovered they are gluten intolerant. No wheat. Not now. Not ever. It’s not been easy, but I’ve had to…
Posted November 12, 2012.
Students will redefine our political culture. They will challenge each other on the issues and yet maintain the quality of relationships that reinforce a healthy community.