A Monetary Dilemma: Detroit’s Fiscal Crisis and the Detroit Institute of Arts

The fiscal crisis in Detroit has garnered much national attention, particularly in the last few weeks with the discussion of the possibility that the Detroit Institute of Arts would have to liquidate its collection to generate enough revenue to satisfy Detroit’s creditors.

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What Lies Are Holding You Back?

An online friend of mine feels that at her job at a university, people are always conspiring against her. I’m sure universities can be tough places, but she reported the same thing in two other jobs, which makes me think her perception might be part of the problem. She also believes she is terminally unlucky and can never catch a break. Read More What Lies Are Holding You Back?

Why We Try the Guilty

I am bothered by all the discussion over Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I am bothered by the outbursts, the ignorance, and the “I love America!” outcry that inevitably breaks out when a tragedy on this scale occurs. I have been told this means I am sympathizing with terrorism. But sympathy and concern are not the same. Read More Why We Try the Guilty

Friday Night Discussion: Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches”

Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” video went viral this week, but what does it really say about how we perceive ourselves versus how we perceive others? Read More Friday Night Discussion: Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches”