For this year's graduates it's a time of celebration and, for many, concern. A tough economy is only part of it. What to do next? I'd like to suggest they look outside the usual paths and consider a career in the nonprofit sector.
Since 1983, April has been recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month -- a time to raise awareness about child abuse and encourage individuals and communities to support children and families.
If maturity and compromise are essential to a democracy as we were taught in school, then as the old Chinese Proverb has it, "If we don't change our direction we're likely to end up where we're headed."