TMQ Tidbits of the Week

Once again, here is the best of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on You can read the football bits here. Due to the outcry about the officiating  in the Monday Night Football game, I’ve included the first bit even though it is football related. (Note: I do not necessarily endorse his political positions, but have […]

Want a Good Career? Consider Math/Stats!

Yet another ranking of top jobs has highlighted careers in Mathematics and Statistics as among the very best career options. I’m not sure exactly what to make of the ranking, since the graphic they used at the top doesn’t seem to correspond to the piece, and there seems to be a ranking on the top […]

TED Talk Tuesday

After a little bit of a lull due to Spring Break here at Messiah College and the ton of backed up grading, I thought I’d return today with a trio of TED Talks that I’ve found interesting. To begin, here is a talk about why you will fail to have a great career. Don’t worry, […]

Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

James Sinclair offers up a view that says that in some ways they are. He makes the following Venn Diagram to summarize his position. You can read his entire justification here. An interesting note is that Sinclair refers to himself as “a liberal-leaning libertarian”. His blurb about himself on the right of his blog (Titled: […]

Amazon Exposed?

Just read an interesting (though long) piece from the Allentown, PA Morning Call. (HT: John Fea) The piece investigates the working conditions at the Amazon distribution center near Allentown. Working conditions are apparently harsh, particularly over the summer. If all of the claims made by former employees and temps are true, Amazon management must have […]

Connecting 9/11 and Labor Day

Thanks to my friend John Fea, historian at Messiah College, for a thoughtful post that attempts to do what few have done: connect 9/11 to the Labor Day weekend just past. Fea articulates that the heroism that we saw was less related to patriotism than it was to the sense of calling and vocation among […]