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Virtuous Rhythms: Night Owls and Early Birds

I have been an early bird for as long as I can remember. Even in college and grad school, when circumstances more or less forced me to be a night […]... More>


Redskin Psychology: The Origins of Cruel Caricature

On prime time TV this week, during halftime of the NBA playoff game, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California ran a paid advertisement to protest cultural stereotyping of Native […]... More>


Wrapping a Present for the Future

I am the family documentarian, and have been since I got my first box camera back in childhood. As long as I can remember, I have taken snapshots, not just […]... More>


Blacks in Prison: Perception and Punishment

Everyone has heard the statistics on the incarceration of Black Americans, but they bear repeating. Blacks make up nearly 40 percent of the inmates in the nation’s prisons, although they […]... More>


The Future Is Long, For the Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

I have a 65-year-old friend who is planning on retiring soon, and he is also planning on being dead by age 80. That’s his financial plan. He has enough money […]... More>