Monthly Archives: December 2009

Getting Smart

How do we get smart? We know about street smart, book smart, and the half dozen different kinds of intelligence identified by social scientists. But what is a well educated person? The questions are raised, though not definitively answered, in … Continue reading

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t’is the season to see movies!

Compared to Christmas Day movies in past years, – Syriana, Million Dollar Baby, Gran’ Turino come to mind – Up in the Air pales by comparison. But it’s better than it could have ended up. George Clooney is always a … Continue reading

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Health Reform Surprise Benefit for Nurses

There’s a surprise benefit expected to come out of the pending health reform legislation, and it has received little if any attention in the public debate. Congress is seeing fit to do something about the nursing shortage. Both House and … Continue reading

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Theater in NYC

For all its offerings, Boston pales in comparison to New York in the quality and variety of its theatrical offerings. Superior Donuts, for example, is an outstanding play, coming to Broadway from the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago. The themes … Continue reading

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