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Why Global Warming Might Not Matter: A Word for Ideologues

Just to get it out there, I don’t really care about Global Warming and, regardless of how you feel about it, that shouldn’t bother you one bit. To be fair, I would care more if I knew what I should believe. (And I would know what I should believe if I cared more.) I’m reminded […]

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Minimum Wages Need Not Be Arbitrary

For the past year or so, our Nation has been debating minimum wages.  Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, arguments on both sides are utterly indefensible because they are based primarily on emotion and full of conjecture and anecdotes.  To be sure, this same debate comes about every five to ten years and it will continue […]

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Hi! Hey! Hello, dear. (Punctuation and Salutations)

Dear Reader, Writing emails (Sadly, I never send letters anymore) always gives me more than a brief moment of frustration and anxiety because I often don’t know how to open then.  Should they be formal or informal, personal or professional, properly punctuated or commonly punctuated?  Similarly, I get a little anxious when I come to […]

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Let’s do Lunch!

I like to eat. People who get to know me figure that out really quickly. The last team I led was known for our mutual enjoyment of food. We had Taco Tuesdays, Waffle Wednesdays, Take-out Thursdays, and lunches at Fogo de Chao–not all in the same week but on a regular and frequent basis. Oh, […]

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Appreciating American Prehistory

Today being Columbus Day and me living in England, I’m taking a few minutes to reflect on the richness of American Prehistory.  When it comes to Columbus Day, I’m one of those cynical people who rather laugh at the idea that we set aside a day to celebrate a huge navigational blunder that ended up […]

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Colorblind?

Many people take pride in being “colorblind,” that is, unwilling to recognize differences in the color of people’s skin.  Not only is it disrespectful to ignore such a significant part of a person’s heritage and cultural background, the example below is an illustration of how detrimental so-called colorblindness is to actually appreciating the person. Follow the […]

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Choosing your College Major

As my children approach college age, the question of college major has come up more than once around the dinner table. Whereas, as a professor years ago, I would tell my students to major in something they really liked, my advice is getting more pragmatic. Yes, major in something you like, but make major in […]

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What I Love About the American Flag

Let me tell you what I really love about our Grand Old Flag. It’s almost June 14, which every American should know as Flag Day but probably doesn’t because we don’t get off of work and most schools are already closed for summer. As I reflect on the greatness of the Stars and Stripes, what I […]

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How to Eat Crabs

Summer is on its way! For those of you new to eating the not-so-delicacy that is Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs and those of you whose parents didn’t teach you properly, here are my tested instructions for how to eat crabs most efficiently. I don’t care what anybody says (even my wife), the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab […]

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Why not offer customers what they actually need?

I recently switched mobile phone plans and it got me wondering if it isn’t time for providers to change plan features. My new provider was touting a plan with a few hundred minutes of calling, a few hundred texts, and 1GB of data and they were so proud of it. I wasn’t impressed; all the […]

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