Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Distinction I Never Earned

I’m very respectful of our veterans, no matter where or when they have served our country.  If I’m sitting in an airport and a young man or woman comes by in their uniform, I’ll speak up and thank them for … Continue reading

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Yankees Visit The Friendly Confines

This weekend has been absolutely crazy on the North side of Chicago as the New York Yankees have come to historic Wrigley Field for a three game series.  As of the writing of this blog, the teams have split, with … Continue reading

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Of Mechanics and Railroad Engineers

Last week I contrasted the pay and futures of college graduates in the “skilled” majors (engineering, computer science) with those in the “unskilled” majors (history, women’s studies).  I ended with the statement:  “Now more than ever, we live in a … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Skilled

We live in a country that increasingly appreciates skilled workers, but leaves less opportunity for unskilled workers. Most high school graduates have few marketable skills and must settle for jobs paying less than $10 per hour, if they can find … Continue reading

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