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Date : September 2013

What My Parents Told Me About Race

Categories: Racism, Religion
Comments: 10 Comments
Published on: 2013.09.29

The question was posed by an NPR article: What Did Your Parents Tell You About Race?, and answered by many readers via Twitter or comments underneath the article (spurring yet another article). I chose to consider the question a little more fully and answer on my own blog rather than lose it amongst hundreds of[…]


Comments: 9 Comments
Published on: 2013.09.28

In The News: Study: 15% Of U.S. Adults Are Not Online (CNN) According to A Pew Internet study, 15% of adults in the U.S. “do not use the internet or email” — I’m not sure how those are two categories; my email has always arrived via the internet. While reporting this, the CNN writer acted[…]

Book Review: Charlemagne (Derek Wilson, 2006)

Categories: Book Reviews, History
Comments: 3 Comments
Published on: 2013.09.26

Title: Charlemagne Author: Derek Wilson Year: 2006 Publisher: Doubleday ISBN 0-385-51670-3 View it on Amazon View it on Google Books Wikipedia article on Charlemagne Indirectly, it was because of the board game Trivial Pursuit that I checked out this book from the local library. Remember my post about the incorrect answer? That got me to[…]

The Overseas Connection To My Local Pizza Hut

Categories: Business, Globalization
Comments: 2 Comments
Published on: 2013.09.09

Last night, I called my local Pizza Hut to order a pie for carryout. I noticed immediately that they had a new system in place, because a recorded voice asked me to “Press 1” to start a new order or “Press 2” to edit an existing order. My first thought was that I would complete[…]

TCFA Is A Good Idea. Right?

Categories: Business, InTheNews, Television
Comments: 2 Comments
Published on: 2013.09.04

What if you could turn off only the channels you don’t want to see? (Copyright © 2011 by Wil C. Fry.) • Controversial VMAs Puts (sic) Fresh Spotlight On The Television Consumer Freedom Act (FOX News, Aug. 30, 2013) • John McCain: Americans ‘Are Being Ripped Off’ By Cable Companies (The Huffington Post, May 23,[…]

Nice Day For A Swim

Categories: Human Behavior, InTheNews
Comments: 2 Comments
Published on: 2013.09.04

In the News: On Fifth Try, Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-Florida Swim (NPR, Sept. 2) We need more stories like this. No, that’s not right. We need more accomplishments like this, about which journalists should write stories. Human accomplishments like this are noteworthy. I was surprised to read dozens of comments under news stories that disparaged[…]

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