August 7 , 2021 /

DISINFORMATION VERSUS INTELLIGENCE CONTINUING

This post was first published on July 11, 2021.  Since then the number of new Covid cases has spiked to all time highs, and among the already vaccinated the variant is causing thousands of “breakthrough” cases where symptoms can range from mild to severe.  Almost all (99%) of the hospitalizations and deaths are among the

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July 11 , 2021 /

DISINFORMATION VERSUS INTELLIGENCE

Who’s winning? The earth is flat, the Holocaust didn’t happen, the moon landing was a Hollywood studio production, the climate crisis isn’t serious and Covid 19, that data says killed over 600,000 people in the United States, was a hoax.  For some humorous flat-earth perspective: https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2016/jan/26/earth-totally-flat-conspiracy-bob A favorite saying of mine is “Denial is not

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July 6 , 2021 /

CRISIS FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS

A crisis is not a tragedy.  A crisis is a crossroads, a crossing, a time when careful, thoughtful management and making difficult choices are required.  The current crisis in teaching kids has to do not only with history but also with values and beliefs.  We have seen the great divide in the USA between those

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April 28 , 2021 /

LABELS

If you are a writer, there are times when you must write because it helps think through what’s troubling you.  Writer is a label. Lately, which in my case, means a long period of time, labels have worried me for numerous reasons not the least of which is that labels put people in boxes with

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April 20 , 2021 /

RACISM REDUX

I have been brooding over this piece for some time, actually for a long time when I consider my earlier experiences with white supremacy, racism and those opposed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  Recent events in the past few years have elevated A more conscious awareness on the part of many people through publicity, in

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February 6 , 2021 /

RULES AND REGULATIONS

As the U.S. government shifts gears and transitions to a new administration, it seems that one of the first orders of business was to create and sign “Executive Orders” that according to President Biden were “not to enact new policies but to correct bad ones.”  In his first two weeks in office, President Biden signed

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