Reflections on Christmases Past and Future

It is Christmas and we all think back on Christmases past not without a bit of nostalgia for what the feast represents. We think back on Christmas trees, manger scenes and midnight Masses. We recall family dinners, marveling children and … Continue reading

NEETs, A Youth Without Future

NEET is a term coined by the United Kingdom government that describes youth between the ages 16 through 24 who are “Not in Education, Employment, or Training.” It refers to 19 million young people throughout the seventeen-country Eurozone. This sad … Continue reading

Stop the Debt Fire!

The continuing debate over the debt ceiling raises matters of such a magnitude that it is easy to be overwhelmed and confused. Everyone can agree that there is obviously something terribly wrong about a nation that must survive by borrowing … Continue reading

Beyond The Digital Divide

A huge geo-social gorge has suddenly appeared on the nation’s political landscape, and nearly everyone is talking about it. This strange chasm unites politicians of all parties into demanding immediate action. Educators, too, have placed it high on their agenda. … Continue reading

On the Airplane with Gogo

I boarded the airplane for Rio and took my seat. As the plane ascended, I picked up a newspaper to pass the time, but it was uninteresting. For lack of anything better, I turned to look at the passenger at … Continue reading