When I was growing up one of my favorite things to do was to work on brain teasers. My favorite type of puzzle was a logic puzzle, the kind where you have to do things like find the matching first and last names of five guys, what house they live in, what their favorite food … Continue reading Another Favorite Childhood Memory: Brain Teasers
I came up with the first part of the title for this post based on a case competition we had today for our students. When I said the name of the company to myself (Hot Chicken Takeover), the first thought that came to my mind was Nick Gilder's song, "Hot Child in the City", but … Continue reading Hot Chicken in the City. (Growing Wild and Sitting Pretty).
A story in the Wall Street Journal this week indicated that Americans are staying in their houses much longer than they used to. Homeowners nationwide are remaining in their homes typically 13 years, five years longer than they did in 2010, according to a new analysis by real-estate brokerage Redfin. According to data from the … Continue reading I Guess I Don’t Like Change
The quote above comes from the famous Aesop's fable of the Lion and the Mouse. Here's the short story, in case you've forgotten it or never heard of it. A Lion lay asleep in the forest, his great head resting on his paws. A timid little Mouse came upon him unexpectedly, and in her fright … Continue reading “No Act of Kindness, No Matter How Small, Is Ever Wasted”
Probably more than any other day of the week, Monday is picked on by musical artists. We don't need to be reminded that it is our least favorite day of the week, and putting such thoughts into lyrics doesn't really change such sentiments. In fact, listening to such songs may just amplify our feeling of … Continue reading Music Monday: What Do Musicians Have Against Monday?
Back in 2016, I wrote an homage to community colleges, and I wrote a follow-up in 2017. In those posts, I described community colleges as the crown jewel of our post-secondary educational system, and noted that "If you believe in the power of education to change people’s lives, then you’d be hard-pressed to find a … Continue reading College Not For You? Then You Need to Read This.
That is the motto of the Special Olympics, and it was in full evidence this weekend for the annual Fall Festival held at Villanova University. It is my favorite weekend at Villanova, and each year I leave impressed both with the athletes as well as with the Villanova students. Held during the first or second … Continue reading “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
A few weeks ago a neighbor posted the following to our local NextDoor site: "I am going to be speaking with the Police this week about shutting down our neighborhood to car traffic during Trick or Treating hours (6-8pm). In order to do this I need to get neighbors signatures for a petition to present … Continue reading OK, I’ll Admit It. I Was Wrong. That Was a Good Idea.
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, tweeted the following message earlier today: We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…🧵 — jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) October 30, 2019 Jack then went on to offer several reasons for the decision, … Continue reading Three Cheers for Twitter
After 12 years of Catholic school and thousands of Sundays spent in church, I've heard a lot of "church" music. Over those years, there are a few songs that have become my favorites, and this past weekend, while at a wedding, I decided that "Gentle Woman" is probably my favorite. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RERoQ1biLdE&t=92s Here are some of … Continue reading Music Monday: The Peaceful, Uplifting Sounds of Church Music