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13 articles found.

SUMMARY VIEW  Expanded details within a Category. Click on article title, Category, or a listed Topic

To change sort order or make another search, modify the form above

Communication

 2 records found

English Spelling is Ridiculous by Sally Davies / Aeon


(August 7, 2021)
Why is the English spelling system so weird and inconsistent? Yet, most people use it with surprising accuracy…
Topics: Communication History Language, Meaning Technology Writing


The Facebook Threat by Stu Johnson


(October 16, 2020)
Increasing concerns for the role of Facebook in fueling social strife…
Topics: Civility Crime, Justice, Punishment Freedom Internet Media Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Social Media Social Unrest, Division Technology Trends Voting & Elections



General

 1 record found

It's Time for Americans to Buy Less Stuff by Terry Nguyen / Vox


(October 29, 2021)
Thanks to the supply chain crisis, holiday shopping won't be easy this year—even if you buy early…
Topics: Advertising Change Cost of Living COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Ethics & Morality Financial Holidays Holiday Season Lifestyle, General Opportunity Social Issues Technology



Government & Politics

 2 records found

Driven Apart by Stu Johnson


(October 10, 2020)
Where and how you get information matters…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making COVID-19 Dysfunctional, Broken Government Internet Media Politics Research Social Issues Social Unrest, Division Technology Values Voting & Elections


Driven Apart or Drawn Together? by Stu Johnson


(November 21, 2018)
Reflections on the state of the nation at the mid-term elections…
Topics: Attitudes Civility Demographics Diversity & Pluralism Faith Government History Media Politics Social Media Technology Trends Trust Voting & Elections



History

 1 record found

A Tale of Two Hughs by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(October 1, 2021)
One born to opportunity, the other to obscurity…
Topics: Achievements Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity History Hopes & Dreams Opportunity Technology Tribute, Testimony



Holidays

 1 record found

A Season for Music by Stu Johnson


(December 24, 2022)
Flash Mobs, Virtual Choirs and other ways to celebrate and extend the Christmas season with music…
Topics: Christmas COVID-19 Faith History Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration Leisure Music Technology



News & Current Events

 1 record found

Bridging the Divide by Stu Johnson


(January 15, 2022)
A reminder as we look back at The Capitol Insurrection and approach Martin Luther King Jr Day that the divisions we face are not new and that there are ways to bridge the divide…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Civility History Media News Politics Popular Culture Social Issues Technology Trust Values Voting & Elections



Technology

 3 records found

Adventures in ECO Land by Barbara Greenleaf


(March 18, 2023)
My humorous take on going green…
Topics: History Humor Nature Science & Technology Social Movements Technology


The Lost History of the Electric Car from The Guardian


(August 21, 2021)
And what it tells us about the future of transport…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Coping History Innovation, Invention, Creativity Opportunity Predictions & Forecasts Science & Technology Technology Transportation Trends


Coping with Technology by Barbara Greenleaf


(September 25, 2020)
Technophobes are born, not made…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Humor Internet Learning Personal Issues Technology



Trends

 2 records found

Fly Me to the Moon by Barbara Greenleaf


(March 24, 2023)
Once the domain of science fiction, space colonization is being discussed by serious scientists and engineers as a real alternative to our deteriorating planet…
Topics: Future Science & Technology Social Issues Technology


So Much is Known but Mystery Remains by Garrison Keillor


(February 23, 2023)
We've learned something about privacy lately, namely that it doesn't exactly exist…
Topics: Change Computers (and other Digital devices) Social Issues Technology Trends