Minding Your Time

When you are working on a degree or working freelance it can be hard to manage your time effectively.  In this sense, I don’t mean being able to get everything done in a timely manner but to prevent yourself from overbooking. There are a limited number of hours in a day, and, as such, a… Read more »

When Vengeance Means Doing the Right Thing

In the 1982 western Barbarosa Willie Nelson plays an outlaw who refuses to allow his father-in-law’s hostility to keep him from looking after his wife and daughter.  As much as his wife’s father wishes to destroy him, or at least drive him away forever, Barbarosa sneaks in every now and then with stolen money for… Read more »

Get A Haircut and Get a Real Job

I have a confession to make, something I’m somewhat ashamed to admit.  My parents warned me early on to avoid quitting jobs because eventually no one would hire me.  I did not heed their advice. I did, however, wonder if something was terribly wrong with me, in addition to fearing that I was shooting myself… Read more »

The Struggling Student Rants—Baby Steps

Many people, at the beginning of each year, set a resolution to get out of debt.  They resolve to sort out their finances in the new year and to control their wallet, and they may do great the first 2-3 days.  They track their spending, maybe even go so far as to make a budget,… Read more »

Editorial—A Striking Lack of Answers

On Monday, I contacted the president of AU, the executive director of AUFA, and the president of AUSU asking some questions about the possibility of a strike by the AU Faculty: questions about what it might mean, what their planned responses were, and what they thought the problems were that  needed to be resolved to… Read more »

Self Labeled

Last week I wrote about belief narratives and how the things that we are told sometimes, unknowingly, stick with us and alter how we see ourselves or what we can do.  There is another side to this as well, sometimes we are stuck on who we believe we are and what we believe we want… Read more »

The Fly on the Wall—Horse Feathers!

“What are we laughing at?”  Upon entering a room full of twitters it’s an innocuous enough question.  Here in the Youtube era we may not want to see the crude or unusual videos being shared, yet the cause laughter itself remains psychologically prescient.  Plus, there’s also the timeless possibility that we are the butt of… Read more »

10 Easy Ways to Add More Fruit and Vegetables to your Diet

People are exceptionally creative—they can come up with all kinds of excuses why they don’t eat healthy.  These can range from it takes too much time to prepare vegetables (but they’ll spend over 10 minutes in a running vehicle in a drive-through for take-out) to it’s too expensive to eat healthy (but if they tracked… Read more »