Monthly Archives: January 2011

4G Smoke and Mirrors

I recently noticed that all cell carriers are now advertising 4G networks. As a technophile, my first thought should have been “Yeah!  More speed in more places.”  But it wasn’t.  It was a raised eyebrow. A couple of years ago I was … Continue reading

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Second, Time On Task Yields Academic Achievement

There is an achievement gap between the poor and the wealthy and, in measure, it persists.  You can know this by reading the many studies that show it.  I know it first-hand. I grew up in Great Brook Valley, a highly … Continue reading

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First, Do No Harm

Mike has teed-up the broad question.  In this post I explore a portion of the nature-nurture question.  We parents tend to get “wrapped around the pole” pushing our kids. If we are to believe Dr. Chua, perhaps Asians get more … Continue reading

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Tiger Moms and the National Interest

Sean has asked me to make an occasional contribution to his blog so he can devote more time to thinking about the Red Sox.   So here goes… My initial assignment is to comment on the “Battle Hymn of the Chinese … Continue reading

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Ride of a Lifetime

Every now and again circumstances conspire to create conditions that allow surfers to ride tidal bore waves for miles.  From Wired, here is an article, with accompanying video, of three surfers catching such a bore and surfing it for 45 … Continue reading

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To Begin a Dialogue on Parenting and Education

From a But If Nots reader I’ve enjoyed following your blog. Glad you are doing it!! On the way home this evening I was listening to Market Place and heard this commentary. I thought of you. Here’s the link. Anything … Continue reading

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Get Rich Quick

Tired of the old 9 to 5?  Tired of the commute?  Tired of struggling to have the car you want, the house you want, the school for your kids that you want? Imagine being self-employed.  Working in the sun, by … Continue reading

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