Thursday, March 29, 2007

Dennis Prager 

Tonight we had the opportunity to hear Dennis Prager speak at the University of Minnesota in the Cities. What a fabulous mind he has. The large sold-out audience enthusiastically embraced him. We took to him like the arrival of a cousin from California whom we had known primarily through the receipt of periodic voice recordings. And suddenly there was a gathering at a family reunion. The warmth and affection permeated this large hall at the McNamara Alumni Center.

Tonight Dennis' topic focused on what students do not learn in college: wisdom, character, happiness and identity. Each of these topics will be addressed in subsequent posts.

What is at stake is the future of our nation which includes our children. No longer is there any correlation between what we pay for education today vs what our children learn. As a result our youth are short changed, our nation is short changed, our planet is short change. I hope you will stay with me on these posts which will continue through the weekend.