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Culture

The Bookworm Beat 11/15/17 — the “good guys and creepy guys” edition

Today’s Bookworm Beat is about inspired people and uninspiring, even creepy, politicians. It’s not all good, but it’s all interesting. I prefer to think of myself as “helpful” rather than as a “pushover.” No matter the word, though, when certain people (children, spouse, clients, neighbors, siblings) say “jump,” my usual [Read More]

Education

Liberal arts colleges — making young adults mentally ill (Warning: NSFW)

They say that to a hammer everything is a nail. After a full-bore orientation at an obscenely expensive liberal arts college (“OELAC”) in the Midwest, I can say with some confidence that to OELAC’s administrators every incoming freshman is a bundle of pathologies. Really. During one talk, we were assured that [Read More]

Education

When did college start to look like pre-school (with a Leftist mindset)?

Today was move-in day for my Little Bookworm, who is starting at an obscenely expensive liberal arts college (“OELAC”) in the Midwest. The day went well until the academic machinery started in motion. There are some nice things to say about OELAC — the campus is meticulously maintained and beautifully [Read More]