“Hopefully it Won’t Take Terribly Long”

The U.S. political conventions are as inescapable as the pandemic for two weeks. We are halfway through. The Democratic Party had its convention virtually and the Republican Party is having its virusly…I mean…not quite virtually. The GOP, at Trump’s urging and likely insistence, is still bringing together about 500 people (over 300 of which are … Read more “Hopefully it Won’t Take Terribly Long”

Just a Few of My Friends

I am blessed to have a very diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Racially my friends are various hues of Black, White, and Brown. Culturally and ethnically they are African, Middle Eastern, Asian, Eastern European, East Indian, Northern European, Caribbean, Latin American, Native American, North American, and, (with tongue in cheek) Midwestern – like me! … Read more Just a Few of My Friends

Jumpers for Penguins?

A Tutorial on Fact Checking In a world of “fake news” and “alternative facts” it is a good idea to know more about the process of getting to the actual facts in story. This is especially true as we are now running head-on into the presidential election. Facts, fiction, and outright falsehoods will be coming … Read more Jumpers for Penguins?

The Third Thing*

The axiom says the three topics one should avoid in conversation are money, politics, and religion. Of course, the settings for said discussions may vary according to whom is enforcing it. I have heard that it pertains to: discussions with family; discussions at the dinner table, regardless of who is at the table; discussions at … Read more The Third Thing*

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