Low-Cost Higher Education Should Be A Federal Government Priority


Some general musings about college and university costs and financial aid concerns. President Obama is issued comments on June 9th regarding the cost of Higher Education, and since my following and readership is almost equal to his, I determined I should also release my own statements. {humor} The costs of Higher Education have risen to public…

Book Review: King & Maxwell, by David Baldacci


King and Maxwell, by David Baldacci. Grand Central Publishing; Hachette Book Group. 2013. p523. $10 I’m probably guilty of generalizing too often, though in this case my generalization may actually be safe. I may be one of a mere handful of people who had never read a David Baldacci book. He even visited one of…

Marvel’s New Muslim Superhero


Comic books and the related publishing industry have been a serious form of cultural expression since before the days of Clark Kent and Superman. Superman, created by Jerry Siegal and Joe Shuster in 1933, was sold to the publisher who would later evolve into DC Comics. Superman became an iconic part of America culture in…

Geographical Insights Into Pain Management


I’m a geographer, not an expert in palliative care. For those who may not have heard of palliative care the term refers to a type of care provided to patients who suffer from terminal illness, long-term illness, or incurable conditions and the associated pain. The pain I describe is not simple, immediate, and temporary pain…

>Can the U.S. Ego Handle Being #3?


>Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citigroup, says that the United States needs to get ready to be Number 3 in the world, economically speaking. Don’t come after me, email him. It is inevitable, though. Let’s run some numbers. Population of the United States: …. 310,000,000 people Population of China: ………………1,400,000,000 people Population of India: ……………….1,100,000,000…

>The Parable of The Social Network


>Early this morning, I watched, “The Social Network.” Beside being a great movie, the dialogue, to those really paying attention, offers viewers some clues as to why striving to achieve more is imperative. For those that have seen the movie, remember near the beginning, when Mark Z. is talking with his girlfriend about the number…

>Iran and the Debates


> I hope everyone has been watching the debates. They are informative in their content, and, conversely, informative in what they do not contain. Listen for comments about China and India. Are there any ??? Let me be clear, I am not going to use this venue to support either party. I do want to…