DUMBING DOWN OUR STUDENTS CAN RESULT IN DUMBING DOWN OUR DOCTORS

In a recent article, the Asbury Park Press explored the effect of Digital tools on the way our students “write, spell and use proper grammar.” Text-messaging tools and the abbreviated informal language of the Internet filled with emoticons, are producing students who turn in papers incapable of expressing good grammar, displaying critical thinking skills or…Read more »

POTATO LAND

THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO MY DEAR LITTLE AVA: ONCE UPON A TIME ON A POTATO FARM IN BRIDGEWATER, MAINE, THERE WAS A POTATO WHOSE  NAME WAS LITTLE ELBA.  SHE LIKED THE SUNSHINE THAT SHE SAW WHEN SHE CAME OUT OF THE GROUND.  SHE HAD BEEN GROWING IN THE GROUND FOR TEN WEEKS.

APRIL

   If you’re still not sure what books to take to the beach this summer, one of my recommendations is “The Monuments Men” by Robert Edsel. It’s an engaging and suspenseful account by Robert Edsel of the activities of the monuments men during World War II. The Monuments Men were 345 volunteers from the…Read more »