Monthly Archives: July 2015

Seneca Speaks!

A few hundred years ago, every advanced education was a ‘classical’ education where students would read the writings of ancient Greeks and Romans. Although these works were what Jefferson, Washington, Adams, and all the other founding fathers had studied as schoolboys, in modern America, these books are fairly obscure to most people, as they have […]

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The 80-20 Kitchen

Question for the Day: Does one really need two crock-pot slow cookers or multiple blenders? A few days ago, I got a wonderful surprise from a friend: a popover pan! If you are new to joy of popovers I suggest you check out The Perfect Popover site for more background. However, after bringing this gift home, I […]

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Time Wasters

When I was in High School, I knew an old Jesuit who used to call students who wasted time in class ‘Lazy Monkeys’ or, alternatively, he would implore them to not be ‘barnacles on the Wheels of Progress’. Clearly, he had a real knack for colorful metaphors. Nevertheless, I have always tried to avoid being […]

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Choosing Reality

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” – Philip K. Dick “Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be…You have to see the world in the purest, clearest way possible, or you can’t make decisions on a rational basis.” – Jack […]

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The NO TV Challenge

“When television is good, nothing — not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers — nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite you to sit down in front of your television set when your station goes on the air and stay there without a book, magazine, newspaper, profit-and-loss sheet […]

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