Probably one of the most talked about and abused things in our lives revolves around those magic moments as one semester fades and another blossoms, our compulsion to make resolutions to ward off problems from days gone by.
As I walked across campus the other day, I contemplated the mysteries surrounding hate, remembering my forays into hating broccoli or spinach or rhubarb, or the kid next door who pelted me with snowballs, or Mr. Brown, my fifth-grade teacher who made fun of my cowlick.
I sat one night recently watching numerous commercials that asked me to send donations to every conceivable part of the known universe. _Craig Gunn is a guest columnist at The State News and an academic specialist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
During the past presidential election and now into 2013, I noticed something that really bothered me. It caught me by surprise, but when I thought about it, I came to the conclusion that it actually might be at the core of all the problems we have faced, now face and will continue to face in the future.
I am sure the majority of people reading this column fall somewhere within the age bracket in the title. One of my recent readers said it might be a good and possibly interesting idea, but no one that age would even care.