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What Is Quantitative Easing?

A buzzword that flies around the media when warranted is “quantitative easing.” Although it sounds complex, the idea is relatively simple in economic terms. The central banking system, the Federal Reserve in America, buys bonds from private or commercial banks at a slightly higher price than anyone else in the market is willing to pay, injecting cash into the market and creating economic growth by increasing spending power through bank

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The Academic Redneck Fitness Challenge: Update 1

Previous Weight Loss (November 28-July 5): 25.2 pounds Weight Loss July 5-August 7, 2017: 4.8 pounds Total Weight Loss (November 28-August 7, 2017): 30 pounds End-of-Year Weight Loss Goal: 50 pounds Remaining to 2017 Goal: 20 pounds As promised, here is my monthly fitness check-in. In July, I had my best month of weight loss in 2017, 4.8 pounds. I’m averaging  3.25 pounds per month this year, so my weight loss

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Happy Birthday, John Huston

“You walk through a series of arches, so to speak, and then, presently, at the end of a corridor, a door opens and you see backward through time, and you feel the flow of time, and realize you are only part of a great nameless procession.” John Huston     from The Dead, directed by John Houston

Hey, Who’s That Guy with Judy Collins?

Yes, that’s me, as close to heaven as I’m likely to get here on Earth. I’ve been a Judy Collins fan for many years, but this last year she’s put me over the top with her new work with the songs of Stephen Sondheim. My sister hates Judy’s haircut, but, well, Judy Blue Eyes has entertained so many for so long that she should be able to wear her hair

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The Secrets of the Feathered Serpent

Situated 30 miles northeast of Mexico City lies the ancient holy city of Teotihuacan, one of the oldest acknowledged archaeological sites. Regarded as one of the first great cities in the Western Hemisphere, likely for its colossal size, Teotihuacan’s origins have always remained a mystery to archaeologists. The multi-ethnic city housed a patchwork of different cultures with distinct living quarters occupied by the Otomim, Zapotec, Mixtec, Maya, Nahua, Totonacs and

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CASA and the Fight against Child Abuse and Neglect

The growing rates of child abuse and neglect in Colorado Springs is alarming. A few years ago, more than 12,500 calls were made to the police department by worried community members concerning the wellbeing of children. As Abbie Burke notes, out of those 12,500 calls made, one thousand of them resulted in authorities discovering authentic cases of child abuse or neglect taking place. Cases of child maltreatment get turned over

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