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The Great Brain Robbery

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The Great Brain Robbery Ask Baby Boomers what they fear most about aging and the majority will say they are afraid of losing precious memories and recognition of familiar faces to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. They are afraid of needing around-the-clock assistance with even the simplest tasks. My dad, Clarence Weaver, a proud Navy veteran […]

Now or Never


Now or Never The stories that caught our attention as we planned Bloomsburg: The University Magazine’s winter 2015 issue reminded me of a poem I read in high school, The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. The poem begins like this: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both […]



Fifteen years ago, NBC launched a political drama television series that swept the nation in fast-paced, talking-while-walking dialogue and left us wondering if President Bartlet (played by actor Martin Sheen) would be a good one in real life. I’m talking about The West Wing. I fell in love with the show for one reason: C.J. […]

Target Practice


News of the security breach at Target made me cringe. I knew I’d shopped there before the holidays, but I couldn’t remember: did I use my Visa or my debit card? I’d come to rely on my debit card and use it like cash. It was easy to stick to our budget if I could […]



It seems we can’t escape lists. There’s a list of the top 10 ways to lose a good employee, the top 25 things to do before turning 30, the top news stories of any given year and, of course, the “bucket list,” a term I’d never heard before the 2007 film starring Jack Nicholson and […]

President’s Blog

Dr. David Soltz shares his thoughts.

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