Archive for the ‘graduation’ Category

The Problem and the Solution

November 8th, 2014 No comments

The other morning I went to a Starbucks I am well acquainted with and know the flow of customer traffic.  I went at a time when there would be a really good cross section of people: high school and college students, young adults, and older people.  I concentrated at first on high school students; I knew they were just killing a few minutes before hurrying on to school. 


I went from table to table, sitting down in a chair, and saying to the somewhat surprised students sitting around the table, “I’m William Bradshaw.  I’m a writer working on an article, and I need your help.  Would you mind answering a few questions?”  The responses were always in the affirmative. Read more…

Questions I would Ask at Graduation

June 1st, 2014 1 comment


As the school year ends for all levels of education, I want to put forward one final quiz especially for our high school and college students to answer.  If you do not know the answer to a question, just move quickly to the next one. 


1. Name the last three recipients of the Noble Prize in Literature.

2. Name the last three persons to be the General Secretary of the United Nations.

3. Name the three wealthiest individuals in the world.

4. Name the last three winners of the Academy Award for Best Actor.

5. Name the last three Heisman Trophy winners.  


Now try these.  Read more…