The Art of Work

May 26, 2019

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The Art of Work Two words thrown together that many find antithetical, or at least a bit contradictory, are “art” and “work.” We all know that artists have to “work” to make their art. And we also know a guy going into the coal mines of Walker or Tuscaloosa County is also engaged in “work.” […]

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G.I. Joe and Other Josephs

May 26, 2019

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G.I. Joe and Other Josephs G.I. Joe was the nickname of soldiers in World War II. It came from “government issue” associated with all the uniforms and stuff issued to guys in service. And “Joe” of course is short for Joseph, one of the most popular names in American life. I’m sorry girls, but while […]

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Announcing My Candidacy for President

May 26, 2019

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Announcing My Candidacy for President Never one for letting the trends get too far ahead of me and realizing that at my age I’m just hitting my stride, I am announcing my candidacy for president in the 2020 election. I will run on an old party name from the nineteenth century, the Know Nothing Party. […]

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Stories from a Southern Yankee

May 26, 2019

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Stories from a Southern Yankee That of course is a contradictory term. How can one be a Yankee and a Southerner to boot? My Southern family—all South Carolinians–never quite forgave my parents for allowing me to be born in New Jersey, and while they loved on me, I was occasionally reminded that I was the […]

Information versus Wisdom

May 26, 2019

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Information versus Wisdom Let’s think a bit grandly here this morning. Rather than politics, economics, the state of the world, or the state of anything—the media, gender, race, global warming, culture or society in general—let’s focus a bit on learning. Learning is after all one of the keys to what makes us as humans. The […]

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Welcome to College, 2019 Style

May 26, 2019

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Welcome to College, 2019 Style As I periodically review life inside of colleges and universities today, I’m not sure whether to cry or laugh hysterically. An article in the WSJ, “College Wouldn’t Cost So Much If Students and Faculty Worked Harder” (April 11, 2019) caught my attention. The author, Richard Vedder, wondered why colleges cost […]

How Not to Change a Latin American Government: The Bay of Pigs, Redux

May 26, 2019

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How Not to Change a Latin American Government: The Bay of Pigs, Redux We have written about Cuba and the United States a few times in the past. There are remarkable similarities between the early 1960s and Venezuela and the United States today, giving some credence to the old adage that history does occasionally repeat […]

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