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  • All hail the Queen of Rebecca Lane

    On April 11, 2011, I had just completed a poem titled: “The First Philosopher,” concerning the life of Thales of Miletus, Greece (born 624 BC, died 546 BC). His main interests were ethics, metaphysics, astronomy and mathematics. Aristotle ...

    July 12, 2014

  • U.S. loss was a win back home

    The 2014 World Cup is over for America. The United States was knocked out in the Round of 16 by Belgium, 2-1, in a match with extra time that was intoxicating and crushing....

    July 10, 2014

  • Follow as colleges do conference shuffle

    The most tenured coach at the University of Louisville might not find joining a new athletic conference so special. But for tennis coach Rex Ecarma, the Cardinals' move is a moment to celebrate....

    July 8, 2014

  • Online users need bill of rights

    Creepy doesn’t begin to describe Facebook’s 2012 psychological experiment on 700,000 of its unwitting users. Any attempt to manipulate the emotional state of consumers is unconscionable. It reflects poorly on the entire tech community, ...

    July 7, 2014

  • Actions, inaction show our courage

    The psychological explanation for what happened to Catherine Ferreira is neat and tidy and sounds like reason....

    July 7, 2014

  • Road rash, string tops, & busted melon

    A black cruiser rode by, both riders wearing full faced helmets. He wore long pants and a t-shirt. She might have been his daughter … small, young and I would imagine very pretty. I was pleased to see the helmet, but I grimaced at the ...

    July 6, 2014

  • Common Core: an Oklahoma paradox

    In 1831 Charles Darwin, a rather lazy, unmotivated medical student, hitched a ride on the ship HMS Beagle for a three-year naval trip. To some people, Charles was flunking out of school and he resurrected himself in the eyes of his peers ...

    July 6, 2014

  • Justices put mistaken faith in case ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that for some businesses, religious life begins at incorporation....

    July 6, 2014

  • Political emails unrelenting

    WASHINGTON — Perhaps, like mine, your inbox is being flooded with emails from Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Michelle Obama....

    July 5, 2014

  • An old path made new

    Old paths make good neighbors. Paths worn down from years of visiting or to borrow or return, to bring veggies from a home garden or for nothing at all but to visit....

    July 5, 2014