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… In Which I Am No Captain of Industry

A few weeks ago I played in this interclub golf event. The matches are on Tuesday afternoons in early summer, which should tell you right away that the men involved are not generally desk jockeys with an 8 to 5. Some are retired, as you might suppose, and others are either successful enough as independent […]

My secret formula for stopping a cold in its tracks

I’ve had the cold a lot in my life. More than most, I’d say. I hate being sick, which is why I’ve spent a fair bit of effort to figure out what works and what doesn’t. I also hate most cold remedies because of how they make me feel. If you care to know how […]

What an 82-year-old man taught me about ‘lifelong learning’ in 2018

I used to work at this little liberal-arts college in Wisconsin called Ripon College. Great little school with awesome people. One of their most-used phrases when talking about the value of a liberal education was that it supposedly engendered “lifelong learning” as a value. I’d really drank the Kool-Aid there so that sounded really nifty […]

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