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A Life-Saving Second Chance

24 May, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
A second chance changed, and probably saved my life. In our new entitlement society, the true meaning and intrinsic value of getting a second chance has lost some of its luster.  That’s a shame given that a real second chance can alter a person’s life trajectory. As you read this post, I hope you will […] Read more»

If Only I Had Known

25 January, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
One summer, my life changed.  At the time it seemed only like a change in plans, but I was wrong. I remember the events that altered my life and social position as if it were yesterday.  The month was May.  The year, 1965.  President Johnson was in office, Vietnam was raging and student unrest was […] Read more»

A Note To Recent College Graduates

26 June, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
In case you haven’t noticed, unemployment among recent college graduates is at record levels.  In an April dispatch referenced in The Atlantic, the Associated Press reported that more than half of America’s recent college graduates are either unemployed or working in a job that doesn’t require a bachelor’s degree. Given the typical college students lack of […] Read more»