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March Madness is BAAAAAACK! »

Wow, it’s been two years.  Finally, some basketball Madness has returned to American life.   Our enemy The COVID has impacted Duke (men’s team) and UConn (women’s team), but the show will go on! All men’s games are available live HERE. Women’s games are available, too, but I’m not sure if they are free.  Check HERE. […]

The Center for Coronavirus Information »

This is a source of quality information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or Covid19, which originated in Wuhan Province, China. You will find facts about the virus, symptoms by their frequency of occurrence, a map of the pandemic, and up-to-date charts of where people are infected, not yet infected, and recovering. The webpage is […]

September 11, 2001 »

This note from a book publisher came to my email today. I thought it was very well written and am sharing it with you unedited. *****************************************************************************************         Today is the 17thanniversary of the devastating September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. […]

Fake News, Part 2 »

As a follow-up to “Fake News Epidemic” this post links to an article in The Intercept which details a very recent, very embarrassing false report by at least three major news outlets.  Toward the bottom of the article other examples of false reporting are also given.  Read it for yourself. “The U.S. Media Suffered Its Most […]

Fake News Epidemic »

  Fake news is any news which is broadcast or printed by the media that misleads the audience about a specific group, person, or action. The audience can be misled in either a negative or positive way. Fake news happens in two ways: (1) when reporters do not check their facts before releasing their news […]

Is This for Real? »

“Gasoline Tax to Jump $3.00 January 1st!” No! Really? Maybe. Maybe not? The headline said it, so isn’t it true? Some headlines scream doom and gloom, others announce incredibly good news. But are they true? The most difficult headlines to discern relate to current events and personalities and contain just enough “truth” to look real […]