2018 November 6 - 02:47 pm

Hoping Each Day that No Storm Will Rise

I have had a number of subjects cooking away on more than one burner this week, all readying themselves to accept the condiments of completion to be applied by me in my not-exactly-weekly commentary
2018 June 14 - 09:12 am

In 'Fake News' Era, J-schools Seeing Enrollment Spike

 Journalism is suffering. I hear and read this nearly every day, online, over the radio, and in the ever-thinner publications cast onto my driveway each morning. Schools of journalism are goin
2018 March 5 - 04:04 pm

The News Cycle Churns Fast and Furious

As I scan the news from near and far, from within the various colleges that employ me part-time and from beyond their walls, fabricated as they are either from the so-called brick-and-mortar or fro
2017 December 12 - 09:33 am

Impermanence Is Becoming Permament

As December creeps forward, many of us part-timers look around with mixed merriment. A friend of mine who teaches full-time at one of the several institutions that exploits “part” of my own tim
2017 November 16 - 09:16 am

Can We Pause for an Armistice of Understanding?

As the month of November moves forth, people around the world are called upon to remember the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, when political and military leader
2017 September 4 - 10:08 am
 It’s hot. It’s really hot. Indoors at home here in California, where I do much of my work for four different institutions—next week, it will be five—it is 87 degrees in the “coolest
2017 June 15 - 09:06 am

Marching in Lockstep or a Crucible of Change?

 It is nearly mid-June, and the official commencement of summer is nigh. On the front page of The Los Angeles Times on last Sunday (June 11), readers are offered an article about the goods
2017 May 22 - 08:18 am

Filtering Out Unwanted Noises, Hearing Satisfying Sounds

 What is that noise? Shakespeare wrote. And wherefore that cry? As the month of May approaches its end, when Memorial Day will herald the simultaneity of spring’s end and summer’s begin
2016 November 7 - 09:14 am

Learning Can Thrive Even Amid Desultory Election Campaign

Phatic communication comprises those typically meaningless sets of utterances that may begin or end a conversation safely. It includes, “Hi, how are ya,” “How are things?” “What’s up?”
2016 October 3 - 09:25 am

Privacy and the Need To Share Data Frequently Collide

 It's all out there. In a world of instantaneity, when I can be more than 3,000 miles away from a football stadium and still know about the action as it happens, not just via television or

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