I just had the pleasure of finishing a documentary by Prestonsburg native Ralph B. Davis entitled Appalachia 2050. Davis interviews several influential and educated people in Eastern KY, asking them what needs to be done so that the region will have overcome the issues still present after nearly fifty years of LBJ’s War on Poverty…. Read more »
Posts Categorized: Social Commentary
Let’s not forget Dennis Ritchie
While Steve Jobs’ death has been covered extensively by the media, I think it’s important that the world learn about the death of a man whose contribution to the information age is so immense that it is beyond measure. On October 12, 2011, Dennis Ritchie was found dead in his home at the age of… Read more »
America Needs a Better Common Enemy
Uninspiring fundamentalists terrorists are one of the reasons America can’t do anything awesome anymore.
Trav on Motivation
There are two reasons people do anything: They want to to it They are afraid not to do it The thing that’s wrong with America is that nobody wants to do anything, and nobody is afraid of anything because consequences have been removed. In education, the kids don’t want to learn and they have nothing… Read more »
The Foundation is Eroding
Without a zeal for education and an innate curiosity, America is going to collapse into a sea of ignorance.