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An Alternative to Parasitic Prep

The United States:  land of opportunity, birthplace of the American dream.  That dream was once rooted in a world class education system.  Today, while the US is still considered a world leader in many areas, education is not one of them.  … Continue reading

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Making the Profession Economically Relevant Again

A recent report in US Today citing current employment figures indicates that the jobless rate for individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree is at the highest level since 1970.  With unemployment rates reaching consistent highs and no relief in … Continue reading

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Finding the Joy in Teaching (And Keeping It)

As I settle into another year of teaching, I am reminded yet again why I am called to this profession.   I drive to work every day, before the sun crests the horizon, with a smile on my face.  My eyes … Continue reading

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Is it Better to be Lucky than to be Good?

Is it better to be lucky than to be good?  It is an age old question, and while hotly debated it has never been fully decided.  Clearly there are times when luck can give you an edge:  a hot goalie … Continue reading

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Conversations with a Vascular Surgeon

I was fortunate enough to spend the last week with my extended family, and at one of our gatherings I had the pleasure of speaking with a relative who is the chief of vascular and endovascular surgery at a major … Continue reading

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Apathy

Apathy In the strictest sense of the word, APATHY is defined as the absence or suppression of passion, emotion or excitement.  In my mind when I think of apathy a very specific vision comes to mind.  It’s from my Intro … Continue reading

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Our Education System Needs Help

For years the focus in education has been on band-aids.  Based on the way that the education system has been set up at the local, state and national levels the band aids are necessary.  That’s because the system is continually … Continue reading

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