Journaling: Vote Your Conscience

Endorsing candidates running for public office used to be a standard practice in the media, notably by local newspapers. The trend in recent years, though, is that fewer and fewer […] Read more »

Journaling: Editor’s Sampler

I’m sure most of you more (ahem!) mature readers recall Whitman’s Sampler, which is what our fictional fllm friend Forrest Gump was referring to when he uttered the famous epigram […] Read more »

Journaling: Now You Zee It, Now You Don’t 

Every so often I eavesdrop on a couple of locals whom I call Mom and Pop Culture. Let’s hear what they have to say about a certain bridge…   POP: […] Read more »

Journaling: Culture Vultures

“Wouldn’t it be nice to live in paradise, where we’re free to be exactly who we are, living in a Rainbowland, where you and I go hand in hand. Oh, […] Read more »

Journaling: The New Bard

Have you heard about ChatGPT? It’s from a juggernaut Silicon Valley tech firm named OpenAI. If it sounds like I’m speaking an outer space dialect of English, that’s not far […] Read more »

Journaling: The Heart Facts

Years from now, when football fans can’t quite quickly recall which teams played in the 2023 Super Bowl, what NFL fans and non-fans alike are much more apt to recall […] Read more »

Journaling: Constituents as Customers

Smart customer service is essential to smart business. Three of four business leaders “report a direct link between their customer service and business performance.” That’s courtesy of the 2022 Zendesk […] Read more »

Journaling: Vive la resolucion!

Has this ever happened to you? You’re sitting patiently (if exasperatedly) in a lengthy queue of vehicles moving at a snail’s pace as you exit a highway, when suddenly a […] Read more »

Journaling: Nothing to Lose

It’s November 2042 and a grade schooler is asking his grandfather, “Is it true people in elections used to do something called ‘lose’?” The wise elder replies, ”Yes, Aegon, that […] Read more »

Journaling: Both Sides Now

What’s a little water between friends and neighbors? The aqua we’re talking about is that shimmering stream that shines its bounty on those fortunate enough to enjoy life on its […] Read more »