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An Annual Rite of Passage

After The Surprise...

... of a magnitude 5.9 ± 0.1 earthquake in Virginia near Washington DC that was felt through much of the East, most places seem to be carrying on as if nothing major happened. Of course there are some large impressive buildings in DC which are closed pending engineering and structural examinations and repairs -- the National Cathedral and the Washington Monument prominently on the list. And for the record, though I saw a number of Tweets via Facebook from Michigan people in Lansing and Detroit, as well as people in downtown Grand Rapids' tall buildings saying that they felt it, I don't recall noticing anything around 2pm yesterday.

College Freshmen of the Class of 2015

Beloit College has released its annual "warnings" for us old fogies of the Mindset List for the Class of 2015, based on the assumption that the average college freshman was born in 1993. To which I could add personally:

76. Dr. Phil has always taught college Physics.

77. Dr. Phil has always had a WMU e-mail address.

Even if you don't teach college, you can do worse than take a romp through some of the historical and lifestyle changes which you might not always realized have been different for you youngsters out there. (grin)

Of course, I'm waiting for the Mindset List for the Class of 2020 in five years, which will "have always lived with a Beloit College Mindset report every year." (wry-grin)

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Tags: college, earthquakes, michigan, united states, washington dc
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