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On How Not To Die

It’s probably no surprise to you that I’m a voracious reader and avid collector of books. Along with the ubiquitous “to be read” pile that just about everyone has, I also keep a shelf of reference material that I turn to over and over again. Some are related to my day job; others are a …

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Spot the Troll

As we get deeper into election season here in the United States, politics and other interactions are getting increasingly divisive, even more so than most Presidential election years. The dialogue is complicated by what we’re calling trolls: accounts used to seed disinformation and dissension. They create memes and other posts full of the kinds of …

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Safety Not In Numbers

Protests, riots, and civil unrest are close to home for me again, with a weekend officer-involved shooting in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Police responded on Sunday afternoon to that scariest of 911 calls: a domestic disturbance. Shortly after the first officer arrived, a man came out with a knife in hand – visible in body camera footage …

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After the Disaster

What happens after a disaster has swept through an area, the thoughts and prayers have been offered up, and the news crews have packed up and gone? Certainly, it’s not terribly glamorous once the actual event is over. The damage remains, but with a smaller audience and less attention. Everyone who’s left still needs to …

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