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The Sugar Coating of Research

We read about or hear about what foods are good for our health and what foods elevate risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease etc. ...

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Homework, or No Homework? – That is the Question

This question has been debated since the beginning of time by teachers, parents, educators, and educational researchers.  The pendulum...

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Confusing Times & Criteria, Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Optimists always tell pessimists that they always see the world as a glass half empty instead of half full.  But the line between...

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Should We Be Questioning the Tried and True of the Red, White and Blue?

America, once emancipated from England, believed in isolationism, wanting no permanent alliance with any foreign country.  At the time,...

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“That Old Nostalgic Feeling” – Not Always

We all know the sayings “Everything old is new again” and “What goes around comes around.”  Some people believe in fate, karma,...

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The “Vogue” of Patriotism?

It seemed appropriate to talk about the “vogue-ness” of patriotism on this 15th anniversary of 9/11.  We all remember where we were...

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Should We Be Looking for Encounters of a Third Kind?

Yes, we are talking about “aliens,” but not the type that probably came to your mind.  We have already experienced a leader who used...

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Is Immigration the Real Issue?

Is Immigration the Real Issue or Our Ineptness as a Country?

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A Presidential Candidate Predicted 20 Years Ago

Was the rise of one of our presidential candidates predicted 20 years ago?

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A Future When We Keep Reverting to the Past

How can we even think about a future when we keep reverting to the past?

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Tupperware: A Not So Trivial Pursuit

Some of you may find this piece rather trivial in the big scheme of things.  However, it is not trivial.  It reflects the status of...

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“Resistance is Futile” – Are We Becoming One With the Borg?

Those of you familiar with the Star Trek franchise know that the Borg are a race that kidnap members of other races, forcing them into...

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