Quarantine is not Punishment

There is no shortage of psychological data on the effects of quarantine situations. Those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or any other mental health problems that arise in these situations should never be invalidated. Their struggles are real, verifiable, and should be taken seriously. If you know of anyone who is experiencing potentially life-threatening mental…

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Free Speech and Social Media

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – The First Amendment of the US Constitution. For those…

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False Equivalencies And Journalistic Integrity

Do you know what a false equivalency is, and why every topic should not always be given a ‘both sides’ approach? There are points of view that people hold that either have no basis in empirical evidence, or have been derived from false information. Problems arise when these points of view are presented as legitimate…

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The Gospel of News Journalism

Outside of the occasional album cover, dog picture, and a bit of jocularity, I am currently posting mostly news on my Facebook page. By news, I mean information that has little or no commentary. I carefully choose my sources using the nearly thirty years of experience I have as a journalist in the mainstream print,…

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The Sober Math Everyone Must Understand about the Pandemic

by Jason S. Warner This post was written on March 12th and originally appeared on Jason’s Facebook page, and then on the Medium website. I believe it is a very well written and researched piece, but has unfortunately been caught up in the current (March 18th) glitches that Facebook is experiencing with their community standards…

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Visiting Bocas Del Toro

I’m in Bocas Del Toro this week on a business trip. On Isla Colon, in Bocas Town. There’s the usual activities involved in a business trip. Meetings, negotiations, etc. These are commonalities, but here in Bocas, in this beautiful place in the Republic of Panamá, it’s most certainly uncommon.

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