Media Marginalia Madness

Generally, marginalia refers to notes at the side of pages in a book, often by readers as comment for a subsequent review or for research. There does not appear to be a definable date at which “news” in the United… Read More ›

Crossing the Bar

Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) poetically addressed the common emotion surrounding death in his famous poem Crossing the Bar, stating “may there be no moaning of the bar” at the transcendence from life to the beyond. In America, there are bars… Read More ›

Attitude and Metatude

Generally, attitude is taken to mean a settled way of thinking or outlook. Scientific inquiry requires an attitude that embodies elements of careful judgment, open-mindedness, critical mindedness, and curiosity to limit personal bias in the inquiry. On occasion, attitude may… Read More ›

Homeless High Tech Housing

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The New York Times, September 28, 2021. A technological solution to reduce poverty and homelessness emerges. Three-dimensional printing can create nearly any object. A partnership in Mexico is putting that theory to the test, building a… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

LEESBURG RESIDENTS MARCH TO SAVE MOBILE HOME SITE A group from Leesburg Mobile Home Park residents marched down Market Street in Leesburg last month to ask for help as the land under their homes is being sold for millions. Residents… Read More ›

Grand Idea vs. Grand Problem

Once upon a time in America, the nation had an insatiable need and appetite for newcomers to contribute the labor necessary to settle its frontiers, build roads and railroads, and staff the machinery of its factories. Westward expansion from the… Read More ›

Where Are They Today?

ARNOLD “ARNIE” ALOIS SCHWARZENEGGER It was almost 18 years ago, on October 7, 2003, that California voters propelled Arnold Schwarzenegger into the Governor’s office following a recall referendum of Governor Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger’s film career was at something of a… Read More ›

Merkel’s Mark

Yesterday, September 26, 2021, Germany’s national elections witnessed the final episode of Angela Merkel’s run as its Chancellor for the past 16 years. There will be reams of press stories listing and parsing hers and the nation’s accomplishments during that… Read More ›