Exposure to the Arts at Young Age Fosters Creativity in Children

Exposure to the Arts at Young Age Fosters Creativity in Children

I recently ignored the cardinal rule of parenthood and kept my 2-year-old, Huck, awake during his normal naptime. I knew it was risky, but then, so is suggesting he wear a shirt that isn’t his favorite color orange, so I was willing to take my chances. The reasons for my daring were twofold: First, I […]

He Used the Internet—I Used the Encyclopedia

I was talking recently with one of my students who will graduate in May. He told me about his first year in college and began his reminiscence with: “Back in the day…” He’s 25 and I thought to myself: Back in what day? Back in the day for him was five years ago. Most of […]

Don't Let Clutter of Extraneous Thoughts Get in Your Way

I have the best conversations when I am alone. This can be while I’m driving, brushing my teeth or cooking dinner. I can offer opinions on what I think co-workers should do to advance their careers and I give insightful advice on disciplining children. I’m eloquent in my rationale for who should be appointed the […]

Do we really need more 'stuff'?

Since most people are busy acquiring more and more things, it may be past time to start thinking about the question: Do we really need more “stuff”? However, it can’t be too late if “stuff” is defined properly. The word “stuff” in the context of this column is meant to describe all the things we […]

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A Bold Move

A bold move by UCF. 30,000 jobs. And billions in economic development. The only project of its kind. Some call it a game changer. We call it a medical city. With research, hospitals and a College of Medicine…we’re transforming and savings lives. I’m Rick Walsh, UCF Class of ’77.