why is college so expensive?

College is expensive, and student loans are the worst. I know these are controversial positions, but I like to live on the edge. In 2001, I got married and my wife and I got our first post-college jobs. I made around $18,000 a year (part-time). She made slightly more as a nurse.  We also had … Continue reading why is college so expensive?

how did we get here?

On a recent Sunday morning I was missing church both physically and existentially. Rather than worship, I was sitting in a poorly lit, underground hotel conference room listening to a plenary session at the annual meeting of one of the major regional accrediting bodies for higher education in the United States. It was titillating, as … Continue reading how did we get here?

hope and antifragility

“There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human's mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters It was the great moral philosopher George Costanza who once famously said, "It's … Continue reading hope and antifragility