Monthly Archive: January 2017

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A Horrible Idea to Pay for College

This month I’m once again participating in Bryan Alexander’s online reading group.  This month we’re reading Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream by Sara Goldrick-Rab.  We’re through the first few chapters, and a phrase in chapter three caught my eye.

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Of Cliffs and Falling

If you’re falling off a cliff you may as well try and fly. You’ve got nothing to lose. A few of you might know this from Babylon 5, a sci-fi series that aired in the late 90’s. If you don’t, that’s OK. Not everyone can have geek cred as strong as mine.  Also, you don’t really need the show’s context to understand the meaning behind the quote.