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The Zen of Forty

A series of small bits of wisdom that have helped me, at 40, become the happiest I’ve ever been in my life by remembering to review them each week, and try to live by them as much as I can.  I share them with you with the hope that they’ll resonate with someone who is reading through them and provide…

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Being in charge of security for anything is a lose-lose proposition

The resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson prompted a discussion between a friend and I about jobs that focus on being in charge of the security of something. For the purpose of our discussion, the something didn’t have to be the President of the United States.  It can be the security of a campus network, a physical structure, or something…

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OMG I am so shocked

I doubt the veracity of this article. “The likes themselves are a combination of obvious and baffling. Liking “Kathy Griffin,” “Juicy Couture,” or the musical “Wicked” were found to be strong indicators that a man was gay, while liking sports-related topics, “Bruce Lee” and “Being Confused After Waking Up From Naps” were more popular with straight men, according to the…

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Put your mouth where your money is

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s requested cuts for next budget year would reduce funding for the state’s colleges and universities by almost $35 million, according to the Higher Education Policy Commission. “I have said it time and time again: a good education today means a better job tomorrow.”    “I was the first person in my family to receive a college…

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What’s the Argument Against Reasonable Gun Control?

President Obama today proposed a series of measures aimed at reducing gun violence in the US.  What he proposed was largely expected – a push to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004, along with expanded background checks and restrictions on ammunition capacity. As expected, as with any policy, proposal, idea, or dream that Obama has, it was…

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