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About Jason Johnson

Dr. Jason Johnson is a professor, political analyst and public speaker. Fresh, unflappable, objective, and known for his ability to break down stories with wit and candor Dr. 624 more words

Departing the Big Smoke...

The rain battered against the window on that disappointingly bleak June afternoon as I shoved the last of my worldly possessions into an already overflowing box.  737 more words

A Change of Pace - Chapter 40

Daisy sat in a chair in John’s office trying very hard not to punch anything. It was something she realized she had to do frequently now that she was at the HCP. 7,935 more words


A Change of Pace - Chapter 38

Daisy left the classroom without looking back. She was already uncomfortable losing control of her own mind twice in one class. Having her students notice the incident was even worse. 6,442 more words


#OnThisDay in history: Dr Johnson's Dictionary was published in 1755!

By Emily Jones

For the English Scholars, dictionary-hoarders and language-enthusiasts amongst you, you might recognise that 1755 was rather an exciting year for the English language, with Samuel Johnson’s key influence in standardising the written word as we know it today. 512 more words

Special Days


On a recent trip to Cuba I visited Finca La Vigia, Ernest Hemingway’s home for 30 years outside Havana. I had picked my tour company to Cuba (Road Scholar) specifically because its itinerary included a visit to this writer’s home. 663 more words

The Writing Life

24th March 2002. Bribery in Halls of Academe.

‘The Days of the Gentleman Commoner are long gone’, academic’s retort in 2001 when a wealthy city banker, who had given £100.000 to his old college, withdrew patronage after one of his sons was not offered a ‘slight bias’ to gain entry to Oxford’s Trinity College.(1) 288 more words