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Is Cursive Making a Comeback?

Anne Quito reported on Quartz about the possibility that more states will be adopting writing requirements that include learning cursive.  I read, now almost five years ago, in Wall Street Journal about how cursive instruction was being cut back or eliminated in several states.  357 more words

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Where Were You?

I was nineteen years old, in Air Force officer basic training, at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, when the original Star Wars movie made it to the theaters. 217 more words

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Alexa, Delete My Data

As we become inundated this holiday season by Amazon ads for its EchoDot voice system and Alexa artificial intelligent assistant, I confess I remain conflicted about the potential and reality of AI technology in our lives. 533 more words

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Of the Things that Surprise You in Life

I am a distance runner. I have been reluctant to admit that, even to myself.  But after almost two and a half years of this, with a few weeks out for a hospital stay, I think it is a reasonable conclusion.  309 more words

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A Brave New World

As more and more sober people call attention to the fact that there is a dichotomy between the winners and losers of the information/technology economy, it’s still not at all clear that this issue is concerning or even recognized by those best in a position to do something about it.  552 more words

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If You Want to Know Something About a Culture

Know the words they are using. This simply fantastic infographic helps enormously in understanding how different words are used to reflect regional cultures in the US.  42 more words

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