Category: NEWS & VIEWS

Aging, Gracefully?

 I’ve often wondered how fair it is that society as a whole forces people of a certain age to give up their careers. Essentially they are forced to retire at an age determined by the government, not when we want to stop working. Just because we are older are we less knowledgeable, less effective or are…

Interesting story from the Washington Post as American troops leave Iraq. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/as-us-leaves-iraq-iraqi-teen-turned-us-soldier-bids-goodbye-to-homeland/2011/12/18/gIQA9Obf2O_story.html?hpid=z2

Mr. Nolan’s Earth Science

Imagine being a naïve ninth grader. It’s your first day of school and you’re sitting in your first ever Earth Science class. If your teacher was Mr. Nolan, he would come into the class and wait until the classroom becomes very quiet. Then his voice booms out, “Trees make the wind blow”! He’d scan the…

Ramadan

August 1st (in some areas of the U.S. and depending on moon sighting) begins the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims are to fast from sun up to sun down, refraining from food and water, as well as anger, foul language, lustful thoughts and deeds, and otherwise worldly behavior. The intention is to discipline one’s…