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It Costs $79 for the Sake of Wordplay, But Can We Get it for Free?

It Costs $79 for the Sake of Wordplay, But Can We Get it for Free?

Click the image above for the full chart. For a former English major like myself, there is something wonderful about the feel of a book in your hands.  It’s the ability of a folded collection of printed pages to inform or take oneself to places elsewhere.  That feeling of a corporeal text has lead me […]


Someone’s Ghost is Going to be Very, Very Upset

I feel like the Kurt Cobain of my generation, but people just don't understand me.
Justin Bieber

Coming Attractions

I think anyone who was sympathetic to James Frey during the Oprah excoriation -- as I was -- would enjoy Catfish.
Frank J. Rivera

The Dictionary Never Lies

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Vince Lombardi

Lombardi’s sentiment was recently relayed by WKU head football coach Willie Taggart.  After a massive loss to UK this past weekend, it’s a sentiment both he and his young team must keep in mind.


Uncommon Application

"The key thing -- or one key thing -- is to actually find something that's real and honest about yourself and that you generally care about. It should flow naturally out of who you are."
University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer

The University of Chicago has always prided itself on the unique nature of their admissions essay questions.  They are not easy to answer, are often obtuse, and challenge students to come up with something beyond the common, pat expectations of telling a review committee about themselves. I admire that…a lot. With that said, I’m getting […]