The Friday Five: Campus Happenings

“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories. And to render them safe, their minds must be improved to a certain degree.”—Thomas Jefferson In some ways, college campuses can offer a refuse from the political and economic grind of day-to-day living–an enclave […]

The Friday Five: Going Dark

Even though many Americans seem not to care, the government shutdown did grab some attention this week.   This week’s Friday Five highlights some of the most interesting, albeit not the most visible, perspectives regarding what happens when the lights go out in Washington. Are you feeling frustrated? So are these people! @Buzzfeed Perhaps the US […]

Sailing Through This Game Called Life

Last week, the sports world was abuzz with what some were calling “ an almost unimaginable comeback” (see here).   In the eleventh hour, the American sailing team managed to overcome an 7 point deficit, winning 8 straight races, to win the America’s Cup and thwarting the New Zealand team by a narrow margin.    Now, I […]