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Stay Informed: Why College Tuition Has Increased So Much

A topic which has garnered significant attention in recent years – and especially during the presidential campaigns – is the significant increases in college tuition and the consequent backbreaking increases in student debt. Doug Webber (Temple University) has written an interesting analysis of the cause(s) of this situation for FiveThirtyEight (aka, Nate Silvers & co.). …

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Learn To Play The Violin! A Review of Violin Tutor Pro (.com)

I mentioned in my previous post If You’re Hankerin’ To Start Fiddlin’…Or Playin’ Any Stringed Instrument that I stumbled upon a gold mine when searching the internet one day…that gold mine is Michael Sanchez and his websites violintutorpro.com and superiorviolins.com.  Superior Violins is the store component of these sister sites and was reviewed in my previous …

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Infographic: How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Life

I believe that childhood trauma has a significant and formative impact on who we become as adults. The impact can be mitigated by a supportive community during and following the trauma, but such support seems to be the exception rather than the rule. In adulthood we can work to heal the wounds trauma inflicted upon …

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If You’re Hankerin’ to Start Fiddlin’… or Playin’ Any Stringed Instrument…

…Then I’d like to tell you about an online site where you can find quality stringed instruments at great prices! I came across Michael Sanchez of superiorviolins.com several years ago, quite by accident.   I played violin decades ago and was considering trying to pick it up again.  For some reason I decided to google the …

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Floating in a Sensory Deprivation Chamber: Personal Recollection.

Strange After watching The Perfect Storm  I became a commercial fishing deckhand in Alaska for a summer. After watching some episodes of Fringe and Altered States I decided I wanted to experience a sensory deprivation chamber. What do these two scenarios have in common? My interest was sparked by the stories – stories which, to many, cause fear or aversion. I have …

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