The Art of Land
You walk the rough weedy acres of land. It’s early, the shadows are long in the rising red sun. An hour ago, you woke and got out of bed, with a vision forming on your mental canvas, like a colossal sculpture. A sculpture made of land itself. You drove out before sunrise to walk the land...
You Can Only Live Thousands of Times
You are a Werewolf. Fangs fill your mouth. Long razor-sharp claws hang like knives from each hairy finger. Your massive shoulders roll as you walk in a surly crouch, ready to attack and rip apart anything, or anyone foolish enough to dare stand in your way. It feels incredibly liberating— so...
Good Planets are Hard to Find
You’ve inherited this used planet. It belongs to you now. Lots of luck. Our world is heating up, choking to death. We live on the thin crust of a rock, spinning in space. The only thing protecting us, from the deep cold abyss, is the fragile coating of air a few miles above us. The same...
Higher Education is Your Own Durable Asset
Education evolved as a human necessity, not a toy or a luxury. The price of studying for years is high, both in terms of time and cost and effort. But the results are powerful, and durable— they last. Education increases the odds of survival, and it always has. The more you know, the better...
You Can’t Take It, if You Don’t Want It
Many recent grads say they can’t find jobs. Many recent students say they can’t find scholarships. The economy is bad. We all know that. Accept it as a given. But it isn’t a certain doom— it isn’t an excuse to give up— it isn’t proof that fatalism is right,...
Distance Learning Cuts the Odds Against You
Thanks to the web, education is fast becoming a commodity. Students have never had more opportunity to learn, their way. Educators continue to identify surprisingly strong growth trends in distance education. There are a number of very good reasons. This rapid increase in long-distance educational...
Distance Learning 360 B.C.
Does the concept of distance learning throw you? Does it feel too new, too different? Fear not. There’s nothing new under the sun. Humanity has experienced much earlier information revolutions, huge ones, long before now. Thousands of years ago, a startling new technology shook up the whole...
Your Education, Your Children
Why are you pursuing higher education? Is it to know that your will have job security? To earn more? Or are you investing yourself so diligently so you can have a home, a family? Do you want that degree so that you can financially protect your future, your home, and give your children every advantage? These...
Does Everyone Need To Go To College?
“Does everyone need to go to college?” This is a question that is asked more and more now. We are deep in a recession. The job market is rough. Is the cost of a college degree really worth it? Or how about the life-earnings value of knowledge? NPR asked its “All Things Considered”...
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