Blog: Past, Present and Future Thoughts

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    Citizen Journalist – do you have a code of ethics?

    April 10, 2022

    Long ago and far away… ….there was a group that we called “newspaper journalists.” They were the reporters that concerned citizens counted on for information that was used for learning, personal judgement, and decision making. According to Wikipedia (don’t laugh, it’s a well vetted source these days) a journalist is “a person who collects, writes, […]


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    Catpain Smith’s deadly decision

    April 3, 2022

    Who was Captain John Edward Smith and what can we learn from him and his fateful decision? Well Captain Smith was the most senior White Star Line captain in 1912. He was also the first and last captain of the RMS Titanic and he died with his ship when it sank. Was he experienced? Yes. […]


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    Remember when cars reduced pollution?

    March 27, 2022

    No, of course you don’t remember. The pollution was the stink and slime of horse manure, and the year was 1890. Horses, those hay burning engines of transportation, produce 15 to 30 pounds of manure per day. Gosh, you need a big baggie to pick up your horse’s droppings when you take it for a […]