War and High Prices

It should be no surprise that after five years of war in Iraq the US is experiencing skyrocketing prices on just about everything. Inflation follows war as sure as night follows day. This has been true since the dawn of history. Although politicians tout “no new taxes, ” the implements of war must be paid […]
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How Boys Learn

Having attended a single sex school for over six years while growing up, I am intrigued by the debate over separating boys and girls for classes. Desperate for solutions to the mushrooming educational crisis, some systems are turning to same sex or single sex academies for boys. But not everyone agrees with this approach and […]
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Schools in Crisis

The schools in some major cities in the US are graduating as few as 30% of students who enroll. This is clearly a disaster–not in the making-but one that’s already here. I hear that planners can project the size of the future prison population by how the poorly the students are  performing. There is endless […]
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The Power of Flowers

I first realized the power of flowers decades ago when I had a temporary job working in a chaotic department where everyone was overworked and stressed.  There was one lady who seemed especially difficult to work with and some not-so-nice things were usually said about her. She usually held up the work flow by living […]
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