Blogs vs. Term Papers: What I Think About Educational Blogging


Yesterday, I blogged on the subject: “Blogs vs. Term Papers: What Do You Think?” I was responding to an article in the New York Times that featured a writing professor at Duke who thinks it’s time to retire term papers and to have students blog instead. Today, I will offer a few of my thoughts [Read More...]

Kickstart Your Dreams


While some folks take the the streets to camp out and protest economic unfairness in our society, others are Kickstarting the economy and advancing their own dreams. While some complain that you can’t get ahead unless you are rich, others are finding ample funding for their creative visions through the online phenomenon called Kickstarter. I’ve [Read More...]

What You (Really) Need to Know

Lawrence Summers. From

What do you need to know? Really? And how might you be able to learn this? Questions like these are addressed in a tantalizing piece that appeared recently in the New York Times. Written by Lawrence Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury and President of Harvard University, “What You (Really) Need to Know” examines our [Read More...]

What Would It Take for You Willinglly to Give Up Using Your Cell Phone in the Car?

I spend most of my driving time these days on I-10 in the Texas Hill Country. Odds of hitting another car? Very low. Odds of hitting a deer? Very high.

The headline of this New York Times article caught my eye and sped up my pulse: “U.S. Safety Board Urges Cellphone Ban for Drivers.”  They’re not talking only about handheld cellphone usage: As part of its recommendation, the National Transportation Safety Board is urging states to ban drivers from using hands-free devices, including wireless headsets. [Read More...]