Category Archives: Philosophy

What’s A Sheepskin Worth, Anyway?

A college education is one of life’s largest expenses and probably the biggest source of personal debt next to houses.  The costs are all over the board and generally greater for private schools than public.  Just out of curiosity and … Continue reading

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Tribal Justice and Immigration

Illegal immigration is of course a current hot topic.  The nation is in a quandary over the issue, particularly since the passing of the new Arizona law which is now on a track that seems certain to end at the … Continue reading

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Social Justice – a Memoir

I am currently reading “Wolf, The Lives of Jack London” by James L. Haley, the latest and likely the best of London’s biographies.  Besides being the story of a famous author it has much to say about the social economics … Continue reading

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Cruising in a Stratified Recession

Before I was retired my wife and I went on vacation as a break from our working routine.  It seems only natural to seek contrast.  Looking back, our vacations seem more frenetic than relaxing, especially considering the kid-oriented stuff.  Now … Continue reading

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Living In Debt – A Song of Immorality

The whole world is floundering in debt.  Greece barely has its nostrils above water and the U.S. markets plunged 4% in one day because of worries that the rest of Europe may follow.  Meanwhile, large numbers of Americans are underwater … Continue reading

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Jim’s Reverse Time Capsule

I was contacted by my great-great grandson from the future and he gave me a time capsule for sending a one-time, one-way message to myself, the young Jim Wheeler. I was given only one hour to draft it before the privilege expired. Continue reading

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