Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Search for the Perfect Christmas tree

As a follow up on the Holden Christmas tree, here is the story about the hunt for the perfect yule tide evergreen.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Holden Christmas Tree

From left, Bill, Cathy, Sam, Rachael, Micah and Tim Holden pose in with their Christmas tree in their family room. Choosing and decorating a new tree each holiday season is a family tradition that the Holden family have taken part in for many years.
The Holden's are like family to us. Some of my earliest childhood memories come from time spent with them. I'm glad to see that they were recognized in the local newspaper for the amazing Christmas trees' they always get.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Doing something about school debt

Many universities are realizing the obscene amount of debt students are racking up as a result of going to university and thus have decided to do something about it. A recent article in the USA today describes how top tier colleges are attempting to ease the cost burden.

For example Harvard has followed the lead of many other fine academic institutions to reduce or eliminate the amount of loans a student can take out to attend university. In these fine institutions student loans have been replaced with a new way of financing the education of those who attend university.

Harvard encountered a decline in middle class student applications and decided to make it a more level playing field. Specifically, Harvard has recently began to allow students, who could not afford the opportunity to attend Harvard, the opportunity to attend without paying a penny in tuition based upon family income.

This is a step in the right direction, as it is one in which not only private institutions should adhere to but state schools should also heed the wisdom of helping those students prone to fall into a debt crisis.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Mark Mangino
The best coach this year for college football is finally getting the credit he deserves.

Good work Mangino...