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”
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
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 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*
The big news this week is the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate on the Democratic ticket in this Fall’s presidential election. The selection of Harris has been met, it seems, with broad and enthusiastic approval within the Democratic party. Of course, some Democratic leaning folks will not be pleased with … Read more And They’re Off!
check out “american rehab” Reveal is a podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Until recently the podcast has featured only free-standing, individual episodes. I have found them to be interesting. Often I have been left wanting even more information. Last Winter and Spring Reveal was slated to offer its first-of-a-kind series but it was … Read more When Is It Worth the Risk?
It’s back! Just 1 Story Podcast Earlier this week I relaunched the Just 1 Story podcast that I started in 2018. You may have noticed it passing through your inbox yesterday and Wednesday. When you get a chance, check it out. I’m hoping to be adding to the podcast regularly over the next few months … Read more Just a Little Bit of Therapy (of Fun)
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:06 — 23.7MB)Subscribe to Hear New Stories Android | RSS | MoreIn 2018 I started the Just 1 Story podcast. Each person has a story they tell which helps them more clearly understand who they are, where they come from, and where they are going on their … Read more The Leaf Painters’ Sister
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:56 — 21.4MB)Subscribe to Hear New Stories Android | RSS | MoreHere is the second Just 1 Story Redux from 2018. As explained in my previous post, I started Just 1 Story in 2018 but had to suspend it to resolve hosting, insurance, and time issues. I’m … Read more The Pay-It-Forward Mentor
A BLM Protester & KKK Member went to a BBQ… No, that’s actually NOT the opening line of a weird joke. It almost happened this past weekend in Zinc, Arkansas. A group of Black Lives Matter protesters showed up in Zinc to protest near the home of Thomas Robb, the National Director of the Ku … Read more M.I.A. and at the 19th Hole