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December 11, 2015

Should we fight against offensive speech?

Speak out against bigotry, now. The bigot in our country has free speech rights to say things that are offensive and propose policies that would trample on the civil rights and civil liberties of those they scapegoat.

December 13, 2012

Food stamp challenge

About a week before Thanksgiving my family and I took the Food Stamp Challenge. We tried to live on the average food stamp benefit of $31.50 a person for a week.

March 25, 2010

Professor addresses student cleanliness, hygiene issues

Ah, the aromas of spring, tulips and early barbeques.  But there are other aromas, too. Ones that put me in a dilemma. As an instructor, I am told about the body odor of students.   Innocent folks, trying to be helpful, but not having the courage to tell those who sit next to them in […]

December 12, 2008

University qualms expressed

The work load and expectations need to be ratcheted down. We are expected to teach too many students; expected to be on too many committees; expected to research, write, present and publish more than is reasonable at a school with such a heavy teaching load. We are constantly asked to do more, and no work requirements are ever reduced.