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Some Thoughts on Hiking in Yosemite National Park

(All photographs taken by me).

Although one could argue we’ve gained many things from the technological advances of recent decades, there can be little doubt that we’ve also lost something vital along the way: our connection to the natural world. 1,054 more words


Madame Bovary’s Afterlife: Lily Bart

“The House of Mirth” published in 1905 by Edith Wharton is a character driven novel that effectively results in a resuscitation of Flaubert’s dead heroine, Madame Bovary. 1,428 more words

A Brave New Guardianship For Mom

“I’m trapped in a web of people and lawyers that will exhaust my 50 years of sacrifices and savings,” he wrote. “Please, dear God, grant me strength and wisdom to take care of my wife.” 504 more words


Online harassment in Massive online classes

Massive Open Online Classes (MOOC) were a big deal a few years ago.  Turns out that one of the most prominent MIT MOOC teachers, Walter Lewin has been  using his MOOC to harass (mostly) international students like French student Faïza Harbi.  214 more words


Big Name Wins Out

A few years ago, Sheryl Sandberg made a stir with her book Lean In.

Except that it wasn’t her book. By that I mean she didn’t write it. 350 more words


Holocaust Memorial Day

Today it is 70 years since the Holocaust (the catastrophe). Six million Jews were killed by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. An additional five million non-Jewish victims of Nazi mass murders are included by some historians bringing the total to approximately eleven million. 1,484 more words