Have you heard of Pennsylvania Promise? If you haven’t, I’m not surprised. I hadn’t until a student brought it to my attention this past week. Pennsylvania Promise would provide free tuition t…

As the holiday season came to a close, my wife and I devoted our New Year’s Day to taking down the decorations inside our new house because it was too darn cold to take down the decorations ou…

Twenty minutes. That’s how long it will take for a nuclear missile from North Korea to reach Hawaii. It will take at least five minutes for officials there to determine if it is indeed on its …

Every year I walk my students through an excerpt from the Iroquois Constitution, which is known as the Great Law of Peace. Five tribes from the northeast woodlands in and around upstate New Yo…

We have entered an age of polarization in our political discourse that our nation hasn’t seen, I believe, since the Civil War. Instead of addressing arguments we attack the person. In logic th…

It is hard for me to believe that I am entering into my 25th year of teaching. It seems like yesterday when I left WCED for the classroom. A lot of things have changed over the years and what …

Appropriately with all the county fairs going on, this past month has been a roller coaster of very high highs and very low lows for my wife and me. Let me take this opportunity to provide an …

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The stars aligned when our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence right in the middle of berry season. And while maybe that wasn’t part of Thomas Jefferson’s agenda, we really ough…

“Every bit of this system – as great as it’s been over the years – has to be examined.” That ominous quote from PA State System of Higher Education Chancellor Frank Brogan caught the attention…

  • By Sam Bundy

In his book Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion, George Thompson, a former police officer, talks about how to keep a conflict from escalating using words. In one chapter he reveals what …

Occasionally, a colleague of mine, Marianne Konior, “Doc” to anyone who knows her, will drop off something she’s read that might spark a column or two on my part.

To be honest, there isn’t much about 2016 I am going to miss, and I am glad it is finally coming to an end. Still, with one month to go, I have some random thoughts to get out so I can start o…

I finally did it. I cut the cord. I ended my long relationship with expensive TV providers. Although I’m glad I did it, the decision was not an easy one.

As Gov. Tom Wolf and the state legislature wrestle with what to do about the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania, I have noticed a deafening silence on one of the causes of the problem – pharmaceu…

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