Education

A QUESTION OF MOTIVE

“In chess everyone had a pattern, a tendency. Average human players were invariably predictable. They had grooves in their brains, like furrows in a plowed field out in Beulah County. And the trick to being a great chess player, the… Read More ›

AN EXERCISE IN HUBRIS?

“Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many… Read More ›

THE EDUCATION-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.” – Dwight Eisenhower Let me… Read More ›

ALWAYS PLAYING HURT

“I’m just afraid of having a tombstone that says HERE LIES A PROMISING OLD MAN.” ― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest   As many of you know, I earn my primary living through special event bartending. It’s hard but rewarding… Read More ›