Can’t Win Without Good Seniors

On March 22, 2019, after the University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team was defeated in the NCAA tournament, Coach Mick Cronin was asked about the year the team had had. This team had lost key players from last year, and many (most?) people had predicted a losing season this time. Coach said he’d learned something long ago from his father…

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“Don’t Mess with Me!” Clothes

confident woman

It was tough going at the office. You can probably imagine: There were orders coming down from people who had no clue about the implications of their decisions. The coworkers with the most experience (in any given category) were excluded from meetings where their input was most needed. Impossible deadlines had been determined—but the hands-on people weren’t consulted… In such…

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Checked Your MQ (Money Quotient) Lately?


I don’t consider myself a money expert. And yet . . . Books by money management experts usually haven’t proven very useful to me. You see, I’ve been reduced to absolute zero twice in my adult life, and the books seemed to be written by people who didn’t really know what that was like. For example, there was advice to…

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Ultimate Evidence

evolving man with question mark

“Ultimate Evidence.” That was the claim in the heading of the Ancient Aliens episode on the History channel. They’ve been studying why there’s such a “sudden jump” in the evolutionary chain between apes and men. And why no missing link is to be found. And why our “language gene” that is so superior seems to have no source of origin.…

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Stop the Student Loan Madness!

cover of "Debt Free College" book

I heard several sad reports in March 2018 about ever-increasing problems related to student loan debt. The amount of debt seems worse and worse, graduates wanting to declare bankruptcy . . . I’ve been shouting the solution for a long time: don’t apply for student loans in the first place! (Think about it. What sense does it make to give…

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