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May 22nd, 2018

Consider this:Zillow estimates that by the end of the century,

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May 21st, 2018

Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria.Pakistan and Afghanistan are neighbors. Why Nigeria, which is far away?One word puts them in a special group: Polio.“We are closer than we have ever b

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May 20th, 2018

Different sets of people.  Different dining table settings and food.  Different conversations.  But, one commonality stands out: We are globalists, and among the economic elite.We might think of ourselves as "middle class."  But, middle class we ain't. In fact, halfway through one dinner, I p

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May 19th, 2018

Another mass shooting!The US is the rare nation where individual attacks are more common and usually deadly than attacks by groups because it’s so easy to buy highly lethal

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May 18th, 2018

Lee Shulman, whom I heard speak at one conference many years ago, was one heck of a guru in the world of understanding teaching and learning.  He talked and wrote in plenty about pedagogy, by observing the teaching and leaning in various fields.  Shulman made me think a lot about the pedagogy in medical schools, w

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May 16th, 2018

Consider this statement:Global health programs can increase life expectancy or decrease child mortality, but ultimately, people want a higher sta

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May 15th, 2018

Congo was a remarkably friendly and wonderful dog.  I was always, always, struck by the absolute lack of any meanness in him.  And always, always, he was happy to see us and to be with us.  If only we humans could have his attitude."Was" because Congo died more than a decade ago.  His heath p

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May 14th, 2018

The local newspaper, which had been ailing for a while and now seems to be in a critical condition, reported that a middle-aged man of some local standing now faces charges of allegedly molesting a teenage girl who was known to him.Meanwhile, there are people--especially undergraduate students--who think that it

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May 13th, 2018

Remember that old joke about laptop computers being heavy, and that deleting unnecessary files will make it light as a feather? Haha!Go ahead and Google that joke, if you want.Wait, maybe you should think twice before you do it.  Not because of the need to think, which is important.  But, f

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May 12th, 2018

My news feed informs me that May 11th was Richard Feynman's birth centenary.In this blog, I have referred to Feynman quite a few times.  The following is a re-post.****************************************

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May 11th, 2018

Remember Moses saying that?Of course it was not Moses. It was Charleton Heston who played that role.  And, no, he did not utter those lines when walking around as Moses.  Heston was scaring the cult, er, the NRA, that the government was coming to get their guns.  This was 18 years ago, when the NR

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May 10th, 2018

In the courses that I teach, population growth comes into discussions either directly or indirectly.  In the straightforward discussions on demographics, I often note in passing that we need to watch out for one age segment in the sudden population growth in societies: Males between 15 and 25 years of age. 

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May 9th, 2018

Every breath you take / Every move you make / I'll be watching you!

Take a look at this photo:

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May 8th, 2018

Today is when the star of the trump reality show will announce his decision after teasing the viewers with "will he?" questions.  Recall how the star announced his decision on the Supreme Court nomination, or about pulling out of the Paris Accord?  It is all about the ratings, the substance be damned!I

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