• What Shall We Do With Essential Workers?

    September 17, 2020 by

    The term itself, essential workers, is new to the vocabulary in general public use, although we’ve heard it used more narrowly during threatening events in which non essential workers were told to go home. Who was essential was never defined, but it was understood to include at least police, fire and hospital staff. COVID has… Read more

  • Follow the Money? No, Follow the Advantage.

    September 11, 2020 by

    Follow the money has been the mantra of investigative reporters since the Nixon era. But money may not be the only thing to follow. One might also follow the advantage. To whose advantage is a particular incident or string of incidents? It’s a question to which answers can shed light on murky subjects. Following the… Read more

  • Alien Awkwardness & Empathy in Action

    September 2, 2020 by

    Many thousands move across country every year, but I have not been among them for twenty years, and as an elder, the experience has been unsettling in unexpected ways. For one thing, a new place in a strange setting creates a lot of awkwardness. Without the open skies and mountains, I find it hard to… Read more

  • The RNC, Riley, and Suitcase Trips

    August 26, 2020 by

    I’ve tried to keep up with the Republican convention, but have time for only bits of the live action filled in with reliable (fake) news reports. Ticking off untruths and bald faced lies soon outstripped my abilities, but they were to be expected from this gang. What has troubled me more is the eerie similarity… Read more

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