Curse of the Ottawa: A free paranormal short story for you!

 Curse of the Ottawa! A Free short story. HERE’S A WELCOME GIFT TO MY AUTHOR PAGE! Hi folks! As a subscriber to either Self-Knowledge College and The Daley Post (and perhaps or Dropout to Dean's List), you are familiar with some of my non-fiction writing and maybe one or two of my … [Read more...]

How to promote your book. Free book, free process!

FREE UNTIL JAN 30TH ON AMAZON! Writers, here's my book on how to promote your work free on Facebook author and reader group sites. The book is free. The process is free and it's stress-free! OK, you have to do a little work!   But all it takes is your time to promote your … [Read more...]

The Self, Part 9: Whatever you do, don’t be yourself!

Don't be yourself, whatever you do.  This is Part 9 in a series of articles about the "Self." Some years ago, I saw a funny New Yorker cartoon. A middle aged-couple is standing in front of the door to a house. They have arrived at a friend’s house for dinner. He is about to knock and the wife says … [Read more...]

The Self Part 6: SELFISHNESS. Always wrong? Or can it be a form of self-preservation?

Is selfishness always wrong? Are there good kinds of selfishness? Can it be a form of self-preservation? Does it depend on our definition of selfishness? This is part 8 in our series on the Self and its meaning. Before we come to any conclusions regarding conventional wisdom, let’s look at … [Read more...]

The Self Part 3: Be Yourself, Everybody else is taken.

This is Part 3 in a series of articles about the “Self.” ARE YOU YOU? (I MEAN THE REAL YOU AND NOT AN IMPOSTER OF SOME KIND?) Do you even know if you are? Have you thought about it lately? Self-Knowledge’ is crucial to determining who we are and what we want on earth. It doesn’t … [Read more...]

Conquering Post-Holiday Procrastination

How to conquer student post-holiday procrastination: The Pomodoro Technique Procrastination is the devil!    If you made New year's resolutions about avoiding procrastination but aren't following them  here are some aids. This piece is by Erin Fortner, J.D., EMT on January 26, 2016 (It contains … [Read more...]

College Dropout Rates in the U.S. are bad

College Dropout Rates in the U.S. are bad and there is no hope in sight for many. BUT THERE IS FOR YOU  Jordan Weissman, writing in Slate gives us an update on America's awful college dropout rates. It's something I've been writing about a lot here, on Dropout to Dean's List. The research is from … [Read more...]


GET SOME F**KING SLEEP! I think many people say that to themselves! 70% of people are sleep-deprived Does that include you? How can you get rest when there seem to be so many causes of sleeplessness including stress, anxiety, and illness? Sleep problems can be physically, emotionally or … [Read more...]

20 ways parents can identify “at-risk” students

At risk students--20 ways parents can identify them. NOTE: This is appearing shortly after the suicide of Robin Williams. SELF-HARM Not all at-risk students are at-risk of self-harm or suicide but there are connections and similarities. And one in five students DO harm themselves. This is … [Read more...]

The US and Canada are screwing up school. We have to do better!

The US and Canada are screwing up school. We have to do better! This story in Policy Mic is true, alarming and indefensible. It simply cannot go on on this scale. While worse for the U.S., we have nothing to be proud of in Canada. I'll prepare a piece on the Canadian situation shortly. You … [Read more...]