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I See This a Lot

In honor of one of my old memes going viral on Facebook — again. Posted in 2015, it has been shared more than 675,000 times, and last week had more than 3 million views. It’s here: You Are Judged By Your Grammar. Hat tip to Laura for reminding me of this irritation in reply!

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The Search for Truth

Or, as I usually put it, we need to teach people how to think, not what to think. Bertrand Arthur William Russell was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate (Literature, 1950).

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Thinking Ahead

Don’t get me wrong: university educations can be terrific — I have one. And indeed it’s smart to get one when your chosen profession demands it. But not everyone should go to a university, and we need skilled workers too: electricians, plumbers, mechanics, carpenters, welders, legal assistants, medics, bookkeepers, and many more. This is a drum Mike Rowe […]

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Before the Prom

Well sure it’s staged, but it’s still cute (if a little bit disturbing). That’s his little girl! Just remember: no drinking and driving, and when she says no, that means no.

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When Mommy is a Marine

More an illustrated joke than a meme, really, but when one of my most liberal friends posted it, and even “Liked” my comment (“And here I thought the lesson would be, ‘When you grab your pistol, be sure to grab a second magazine, too!’” 🙂 ), I decided to give it a home. Wish I […]

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H.G. Wells on Education

Wells was prolific in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called a “father of science fiction”, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times. […]

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