College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website The Other Freshman 15, “The first 15 weeks of college can be the riskiest for sexual assault. … One out of five students experience rape or sexual assault while they are in college, and in the great majority of cases (75-80 percent), the victim knows the attacker.”
I woke up Tuesday morning in my own bed for the second day in a row. It was the first time in weeks that I had done so. Who knew that retirement could be so stressful and tiring! Or so much fun, for that matter!
I think that everyone will agree that the decision by the Rockdale County Public School System to purchase tablets for pre-K through third grade and high school teachers is a very progressive decision.
OK. I haven’t given anyone a quiz in a long time. What do “Just the facts, ma’am,” “Sorry about that, Chief,” and “What you talking ‘bout, Willis?” have in common?
When it comes to topics like “climate change” and the origin of the universe, leftists are all about “the science.” They’re inordinately proud of their “data”—even if they occasionally have to make some up.
My buddy invited me to visit the county fair with him Friday night. I was sorry I couldn’t go. I haven’t been to a county fair in years.
What really convinced me totally of my aging was when riding in my car and turning on the radio to find some “good listening” music!
The speech Obama gave in Cairo in 2009 and the address he gave at the United Nations on Wednesday can be seen as bookends. In the heady months after his election, Obama hoped to be remembered as the president who forged a new peace between the Western and Islamic worlds. Now, while not completely abandoning that hope, Obama says there first must be war against jihadist “killers” who understand no language but “the language of force.”
Jack Ma is the founder of the Chinese Internet retailer Alibaba. According to The New York Times, Alibaba is “the world’s largest Internet commerce company, with 231 million active buyers using its site, 11.3 billion annual orders and $296 billion in annual merchandise sales.”
Hard-working students in Georgia may leave high school with HOPE dollars and find a way to affordable two-year college programs of study with a high degree of transferability to four-year completion. The possibilities in 2014 are more than endless; they are wide open.
San Francisco is quite a place and my lovely wife Lisa and I enjoyed a wonderful couple of days there this week — with a few dozen of our closest friends
Darrell Huckaby (Citizen, Sept. 10, 2014) asks if we have forgotten in regards to the lessons of 9/11.
What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion?
Friday was a sad day for me. It was the day I had set aside to move my summer clothes to the closet in the attic. Yes, I have summer clothes — as well as year-round clothes, understand.
A good friend of mine, who hails from jolly old England, recently became a naturalized American citizen.
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