Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Extra Credit Opportunity: Bloggers Banquet

Filed from: Tamassee, South Carolina

Just about everybody likes to earn a little extra credit. It's how we learn new concepts, broaden our horizons, and deepen our understanding, as it were. Here's a small sampling of a variety of stories that I have come across in the last 24 hours. All of these address different issues that are currently in the news and are on the mind of many during this season of sharp, short, and cold days.

The pieces are written in a variety of styles, and all convey a certain meaning intended by the author. Pick and choose, if you will, a little of this, and a little of that. Think of this opportunity as a "Bloggers Banquet."

The folks over at The MUSC Tiger very poignantly show us the
reason for the season, and how some things never change.

Meanwhile, Hyscience reports that Iraqi Christians are
being pressured to cancel Christmas celebrations altogether.

Digger has an
excellent piece about a man in California (with a proven record for success) that is actually in a position to do something to help curtail the massive invasion of illegal immigrants that has been underway in California for decades.

David Anderson's In Search Of Utopia shows us males
one of the fantastic benefits of living and working in Costa Rica.

Tony Iovino's A Red Mind In A Blue State is on top of
a developing scandal involving the nearly untouchable teacher's union in Long Island, New York. (I can affirm that teachers unions are basically anti-democratic organizations that have little accountability to their membership.)

Scholars that trackback to this Extra Credit Opportunity will be read, and very likely published, in our next anthology of excellent work from around academia.