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This blog in two words: Random. Catholic.
A few more words: Culture. Religion. Politics. Science. Philosophy. Music. Art. From the perspective of an Old Guy whose major qualifications for offering opinions on anything are: a lovely and wonderful wife of 25+ years, 5 great kids with whom we still get along fabulously (to their credit, not mine), a suburban life (with mandatory minivan and
dog cat) we seem to have accidentally acquired somehow. These things make me what used to be considered a pretty normal guy, but now make me a pretty serious outlier.
I suppose I should also mention I’ve read a lot of books, and have a life-long interest in science, philosophy, and history, and one of those Great Books educations. And an MBA in Finance and International Business – high-end vo-tech, but got to meet some interesting people. So, if I opine about finance or ancient Greeks, I might know what I’m talking about. No guarantee, though.
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Liked your comment about St. John’s on Briggs’ post. You must have graduated before my son. I tried to talk my oldest grandchild into looking into St. John’s, but he’s more interested in a job than an education…. ah well, 10 more to go and maybe one or two of them will be a Johnnie.
Thanks. 1981 grad. *10* more to go? Good for you – I’m 7th of 9, my wife is oldest of 11 – we only had 5. So far, we’re running Thomas Aquinas College – Benedictine College – Thomas Aquinas College (planned 2015) – Thomas More College of Liberal Arts (planned 2015) and the Caboose is only 10, so we’ll see.
I have mixed feelings about St. John’s. $50k/yr to study Great Books? There’s simply no justification for that. But the education is excellent, at least.
Are you a Johnnie? I’m Annapolis ’06. I’m glad I went there before it was $50k and I’m very grateful to have gotten good financial aid. I still took out a fair bit of student loan debt, and while I’ll be very glad when I’m done paying for it, I’ll never regret a penny spent on that education.
Cool! Thanks for reading. Yes, but I’m an old guy – SF class of ’81. It is a great education, and I am grateful every day that I got it. I just worry that the keeping up with the Jones aspect, where St. John’s thinks of itself as a little Harvard, rather than, really, the anti-Harvard, will end up causing true harm. Charging Ivy League tuition when the College is supposed (I fervently hope!) to be different seems a dangerous path.