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The Playroom: The beer equation

By Maraya Steadman '89, '90MBA

I have kids and they knock over everything, including my beer. There seems to be some direct proportional relationship to the amount I spend on a beer and how fast it ends up in my shoe. Beer at the ball park, two sips and yup, I’ve got soggy socks.

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How to prevent war and be secure

By Sebastian Rosato

The United States recently wound down a protracted war in Iraq and is currently fighting one in Afghanistan. What policy should Washington adopt with respect to a turbulent Middle East and a rising China? What policy can the United States pursue that will keep it safe while minimizing the chances of war?

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The Playroom: Stroller miles

By Maraya Steadman '89, '90MBA

My daughter and I took a walk to the park today. An ordinary day and ordinary walk, except that today is the last day of our summer vacation. Her hair bleached by the sun and chlorine from the pool, days at the lake and afternoons at the park.

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Ted Top Ten Movies

By Ted Barron

Ted Barron, cinema manager for Notre Dame’s Browning Cinema, says, “We want to create an experience people want to come back to.” Here are his Top 10 films.

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Believing: Inflammatory forgiveness

By Michael Garvey '74

In addition to its being the 10th anniversary of that terrible day, this September 11th is, according to the Catholic liturgical calendar, the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Mass readings for the day are from the Book of Sirach (“Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight. . . . If one who is but flesh cherishes wrath, who will forgive his sins?”).

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Far Afield: My wild ND guesses

By Jason Kelly '95

Apparently some “scientist” has “proven” that predictions, no matter how informed the prognosticators, are no better than wild guesses. So I guess that makes me the equivalent of an expert. Remember that as you read my wild guesses about how the 2011 Notre Dame football season will unfold.

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