On the Back Nine

Nothing, no good hits on this irrelevant and irreverent nevertheless glorious morn. Ritual brings them here, always the same four, carrying clubs and beer, spreading foul shots and fresh cheer over the warm green. Far into the back nine a fox crosses their fairway in a jig. A twisted old man in an oilskin coat…

Degrading School

At least as far back as 1965, education researchers knew there existed no correlation between college grades and subsequent career success. In a review of the literature, “The Relationship Between College Grades and Adult Achievement,” published by ACT (the American College Testing Program), Donald P. Hoyt concluded that “…college grades bear little or no relationship…