Monthly Archives: July 2015

Climate Change Changes Everything

I read with some interest last year when the blogging platform Medium announced that it was relaunching Matter, the long-form journalism publication it had acquired the previous year. Matter was founded by Jim Giles (formerly of Nature, The Atlantic, The … Continue reading

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Pro Teaching: She Shoots, She Scores, She Teaches

I was sad to learn that “Key & Peele” will end this season–it’s fifth–especially after seeing latest sketch, “Teaching Center.” It is a spot-on parody of SportsCenter’s hyperbole-laden talking heads, CGI ticker  and obsessive play-by-plays. Here Key and Peele reimagine … Continue reading

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The GOP Isn’t Too Pleased with Their Trump Card

As much as I loathe Donald Trump and everything he says and stands for, I admit it is a delicious irony to hear GOP leadership try to distance themselves and the party from him. It has been their willingness to … Continue reading

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Give Me Some Water (with apologies to Eddie Money)

I recently finished reading Paolo Bacigalupi’s new book, a novel about a bone-dry dystopia that might fall into the genre of climate sci-fi, or cli-fi, as it’s now called; however, while climate change is at the center of the novel, … Continue reading

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America is Ever Becoming

As America celebrates its 243rd Independence Day, we find our country one step closer to fully embracing Jefferson’s claim that “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these … Continue reading

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