Election Dejection

where to order disulfiram by | Nov 7, 2014 | 1960s, American Dream, baby boomers, children, democacy, elections, freedom, industrialized nations, middle class, millennials, Obama, Republicans, statistics, U.S. rankings, unemployment, upward mobility, Wikipedia

     Growing up in the ‘60s, I believed being born American was like winning the world lottery.  Our country was the wealthiest, most powerful nation on earth! (Wasn’t it?) Other nations—particularly democratic ones—respected and envied our freedom, our prosperity,...

Nest Traps

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by | Sep 12, 2014 | autism, college graduates, English, film, financial aid, Joan Rivers, Josipa Roksa, liberal arts, millenials, networking, Pace, Richard Arum, Robin Williams, unemployment, Vassar

      Why are so many students “drifting through college without a clear sense of purpose” and moving back to the family nest without a job after graduation?  According to a new book, Aspiring Adults Adrift, colleges themselves are the main culprits.  Co-authors and...

Letting Go

     The question of when to let go of our children—how much and how quickly— is extremely challenging. This seems especially true if you have special needs kids, and it becomes even more complicated when you have twins.  All things being equal, most people would...

When Knees Displease

     If you are a still-youngish baby boomer like me (or if you think of yourself that way), it comes as a shock when body parts start to wear out.  In my case, it’s my knees.  (My left hip clicks occasionally, but I don’t want to think about that just yet).  How dare...

Power of Possibilities

     Sometimes (but not too often) I wake up with the idea that possibilities exist to resolve problems big and small in my family and the outside world.   Today was one of those days.  Dare I say that I felt hopeful?  I’m not even sure what “hopeful” means anymore in...

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