January 16, 2024
How Europe Shaped the American School System

The European influence on American schools dates back to the late 19th century. During this time, Europe was considered to have one of the best education systems in the world,…

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January 8, 2024
Read Like a Gent: Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Celebrity is defined as the state of being famous. Today’s sense of celebrity seems to also evoke the idea that a celebrity is the person most seen and heard from….

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December 25, 2023
Christmas as a Single Dad

The best thing in the world to experience is seeing the smiles on the faces of your children on Christmas morning. It doesn’t matter if they are excited about a…

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December 18, 2023
What To Take When A Fire Comes

Driving up to smoke seeping out from under the eaves of one’s home is bad. Driving up to flashing lights and smoldering debris is worse.  Having to experience the aftermath…

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December 11, 2023
Buy Local, Especially This Time of Year

For most people, this time of year means frantically rushing to buy the perfect gift for someone they love.  The key word there is frantic.  The holidays are filled with…

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December 4, 2023
Films for the Gent: 3 Masterpieces from Director Fred Zinnemann

Few directors capture the poignancy of inner struggle like Fred Zinneman. If characters trying to stick to their principles in spite of immense internal and external pressures fascinates you, then…

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November 27, 2023
How To Learn From Audiobooks

Multitasking is an epidemic, and audiobooks are collateral damage in the war against multi-tasking. Some people can listen to audiobooks and retain information while driving, typing, or exercising. Others have…

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November 15, 2023
Better Public Speaking for the Gent

“His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy…” – Eminem, from the song “Lose Yourself” The above quote is a line of lyrics from an Eminem song made famous…

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