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8-11-20 Ready, Set

Candidates for the November General Election have submitted their filing paperwork and are now breathing a sigh of relief if unopposed or preparing for the unique experience of vying for elected office during a raging pandemic. Similar to a 100-yard dash, the contest...

8-4-20 Magic carpets made of steam

Arlo Guthrie wrote a song, released in 1991, that gave a gritty, yet romantic view of train travel. The “City of New Orleans” captured the rhythm and heartbeat of locomotives and their cargo – human and otherwise – as each of them, a “native son,” connected the...

7-28-20 A rush to safety

Currently a multitude of pharmaceutical companies and research institutions are working feverishly to develop an effective and safe antidote for the viral pandemic sweeping the globe, especially in the United States. Research information is released in anticipation of...

7-21-20 Jabberwocky

Magic and fantasy are enticing pastimes for many and, for a few lucky ones, even more. Well-known magicians and writers have parlayed their fanciful imagination into a profitable, wonderous and entertaining segment of their lives. Illusions, sleight of hand, oratory...

7-14-20 The Great Equalizer

At the heart of a cascade of civic concerns during this election year – viral pandemic, racial inequality, climate change, pollution, traffic, law enforcement, joblessness, privacy, free speech – lies the challenge to our leaders and their constituents of reasonable...

7-7-20 Rules do not apply

Communities throughout our nation are currently grappling with disorganized responses to fundamental civic challenges that, although diverse in nature, require coordinated action. Whether related to equal justice under law, health or education, a common challenge is...