Paying for your future philosophy major

In college I had a roommate that was a history major. I have nothing against history. History is important; we learn from our past; it's good to remember where you've come from. However, her goal in life was to get a job working within airport administration. If you are wondering how a degree in history relates to that goal, then you are not alone. Maybe she had a cushion to fall back on....more

The Dreaded College Question

It’s coming. I can feel it.Jill and Jennifer went to Georgia. Deborah went to Georgia Tech. Kathy got her MBA from Northwestern. And the “other” Barbara went to UPenn just to make it more fucked up for me. Thrice I tried to change the topic. Thrice....more
It always amazed me that people smart enough to graduate Summa Cumma Louda weren't quite ...more

Why Can't I Be A Philosopher?

This is my first blog, I have came to realize most people do not like to talk about the things I like to talk about, so hopefully now I have an invisible audience who will care about what I have to say. Most people spend the day complaining about work, kids, significant others, and sometimes touch on the current news topics for the day. Then there is me, a person lost in this world trying to figure out the meanings and purposes behind life....more

“To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so ...more

The Third Shift: Maintaining Your Sanity While Going to College

We women talk A LOT about finding "balance." Well, maybe I should say "you." As someone who isn't married and doesn't have any kids, I don't know how most of you do it. I can't even balance my checkbook let alone kids' carpools and soccer games, date night, and 8 or more hours of work each day. If you've got kids, you're pretty much the Duggars to me. ...more

Wages offered to Skilled workers in America are nothing short of insulting

The wages paid to skilled professionals is nothing short of insulting. I have to go get the solid facts but starting from what I can tell based on what I have seen, but despite what the feds say, financially, there is no longer a real reason to go to college at all when looking at only the numbers....more