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Sep
27

Publishing

It seems pretty difficult to get a book published. Even digital publishing, as simple as it is, seems fraught with
Sep
22

COVID Testing Without Cars

How are people who do not drive, and who might be in a wheelchair supposed to get COVID tested? Many
1 min read
Aug
19

Rainy 2021

Feeling like there has been a lot more rain in Pittsburgh than usual? I am.
1 min read
Jul
18
We Need a National Discussion on Living with COVID-19 for the Long Term

We Need a National Discussion on Living with COVID-19 for the Long Term

The thing that bothers me is that our national leadership is acting like the COVID-19 virus is some sort of temporary thing. Our leaders need to underscore the message that this virus will be here for a while; a year, maybe years.
4 min read
May
13
What Len Taught Me

What Len Taught Me

There was a time when I thought I might make a pretty good teacher. People told me I was kind and patient, understanding, and knowledgeable. They told me I had so many qualities of one. Then I worked as a substitute in a public school district.
5 min read
Mar
10
COVID-19 and the Working Parent

COVID-19 and the Working Parent

I have a luxury. I am in graduate school. As I observe the number of COVID-19 infections grow by ten thousand each week, and hear of regional lockdowns, major conference cancellations, and school closures, I take a minute to consider what it might mean if my children’s school closed.
5 min read
Mar
04
Getting Knocked Down

Getting Knocked Down

It is easy to look in the mirror and not see any value. Walking out of class yesterday, feeling too miserable because I can’t understand the math behind economics, I kept having memories from my freshman year of college in Kentucky; they kept looping through my head.
2 min read
Feb
04
Marketing Our Buddy, the Faceless Corporation

Marketing Our Buddy, the Faceless Corporation

Marketing of Brands Has Gone Too Far with Attempts to be Authentic
8 min read
Jan
20
Forty Seconds of Water

Forty Seconds of Water

Chronicles of the Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement Endeavors
4 min read
Oct
06
An Evening With John Kerry

An Evening With John Kerry

Hearing a Lecture by the Former Secretary of State
5 min read