politics

Occupy Wall Street: A Visual Introduction.

Recently I posted a bit of a primer on Occupy Wall Street consisting of quotes, links, and summations. I’m a reader – so I prefer textual materials. I can’t stand watching non-fiction video (e.g. news, documentaries), feeling I can more rapidly consume text…but I know many are more visual-oriented learners than I am…so here I …

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Review: Crazy for God by Francis Schaeffer (Memoir).

One of the leading evangelical theologians and philosophers of contemporary times was Francis Schaeffer. His son, Frank Schaeffer, was once a leader in the evangelical movement along with his father Francis but has since distanced himself from the evangelical movement. Crazy for God is Schaeffer’s raw memoir of life as a Schaeffer. The volume is …

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Thoughts on Google and Universities’ Book Digitization Project

The Authors’ Guild is suing a number of well-known universities for copyright violations – partially associated with the universities’ attempts to determine “orphaned works” and to make them freely available to students. These are works for which the status of the copyright for any number of reasons (e.g. it is unclear whether the copyright was …

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Larry Powell: Setting an Inspiring Example

Tracie Cone has a great article over on Yahoo! News about Larry Powell, a school superintendent in Fresno California responsible for overseeing 325 schools with a total of 190,000 students. Larry has made the decision to give back the vast majority of his salary to the school district for the upcoming three years – totaling …

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Thoughts for Primary Care Physicians… (Part 1)

I am always shocked when I interact with industries that are lagging far behind the current technological era. Higher Education is one of these areas – and by this I don’t mean the educational institutions but rather the software providers. I am repeatedly shocked at the absolutely horrendous software that is pushed onto higher ed. …

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