A Slave in Modern America: In the cover story of our latest issue, Alex Tizon (who died earlier this year at the age of 57) tells the story of Lola, the woman who raised him—and who worked for his family for decades as a slave. Read it here, and find the full issue here.
Since I was 17 years old, I’ve been keeping a journal of all the books I’ve read. I call it Bob, which stands for “Book of Books.” …
I’m only allowed to write in my Bob when I’ve finished a book, and not a moment before. I generally finish books, but if I don’t, I have to write a little empty square next to the title to show it’s incomplete. That’s it. There’s no book review. I don’t write thumbs up or thumbs down, or have a star system. I didn’t even number the entries until I was into the several hundreds. It truly is a list. But, of course, it has become more than that.
Keep reading here, as Paul reflects on how the list takes her back to different times in her life.
What Do You Know?
1. About ____________ percent of high-school graduates want to be teachers, according to a recent survey.
We agreed that we did not recognize our Principles courses in the description of Economism advanced by Professor Kwak. He defines Economism as “the misleading application of basic lessons from Economics 101 to real-world problems, creating the illusion of consensus and reducing a complex topic to a simple, open-and-shut case.” While we do not count upon reaching consensus among our students, we do make every effort to give them a fundamental theoretical structure that they can extend as appropriate when evaluating real-world problems. We then present them with those real-world problems and demand that they analyze the specifics of those problems using the theoretical structure of economics.
Happy birthday to Alice (the same age as Dr. No) and Maggie (who’s never lived in a world without Winnie-the-Pooh). Happy belated birthday to John (twice as old as the iTunes Store) from his mom, Brenda, and to Hanif (twice as old as the euro) from his mom and dad.
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