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The idea for this blog arose from fourteen years of writing columns on the same idea that I produce monthly for my computer club newsletter. Over the years I found a number of the Internet URLs featured in a particular column became dated because I wrote the copy weeks or months in advance. As a result, the urge to write a column with more timely content came about. Newspaper blogs fill the bill nicely.

My first experience with computers came in 1982 using a TRS 80 Model Two. One year later, I introduced IBM PCs in some of my writing classes. In 1983, Internet connection consisted of a dial-up modem with connection speeds of 3, 6 or 12 kilobytes per second, kbs, and a school district subscription to Compuserve, which served then more as a file sharing service than as an Internet ISP. In the early 1980s I participated also in a research project as an adjunct writing instructor at Marist College that studied the effects produced by computers on college student writing proficiency.

Although I now live, retired, in the Finger Lakes, my Hudson Valley roots run deep. My wife and I lived in the Hudson Valley for 22 years when I taught in Dutchess County and later, when I served as an administrator in two Hudson Valley school districts.

I earned two advanced degrees from SUNY New Paltz: a master’s degree in English Education and a CAS in Educational Administration.

Wages Stagnated 2016 To 2017

February is Black History Month: Profiles of Two Young NIOSH Researchers The CDS recently posted a report concerning two NIOSH researchers NIOSH stands for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. The report spotlights the efforts of two naval public health officers who are improving the health of all Americans. Read about the efforts [...]

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Do Performance Ratings Make People Greedy?

Hope For Lonely Conservatives Www.cnet.com recently reported on a real Internet dating site for conservatives wishing to meet like- minded singles to mingle. The site is called ‘TrumpSingles.com’ with a tag line reading ‘Making Dating Great Again.’ Since Trump’s election win, the site has been doing land office business. Traffic on the site doubled from [...]

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College Tuition Increased 63% Since 2006

Career Promotion Tips For Women The website, www.purewow.com recently posted advice for women looking for career promotions. The article, “Six Secrets of Women Who Always Get Promoted,” listed six activities that aid women in getting positive attention from their bosses. Ideas such as keeping a log of achievements helps when discussions arise about promotion opportunities. [...]

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Air Polution Linked to Dementia

Do You Know the Correct Phrase? Some people use common phrases incorrectly. If you say “By in large,” the phrase is inaccurate. The correct version is “by and large.” To see if you are misusing common phrases, click on http://www.purewow.com/entertainment/Common-phrases-you-might-be-saying-wrong. This happens to all of us. I once used the word “irregardless” in a college [...]

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Breast Cancer Victims and ‘Chemo Brains’

Humans Arrived In North America Much Earlier Than Previously Believed Scientists from Montreal University and Oxford University recently published research about a reexamination of animal bones found in Blue Fish Cave in the Yukon Province in Canada near the present boarder with Alaska. Thirty years ago, archeologist Jacques Cinq-Mars, published research that claimed humans had [...]

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German Greens Support Sex Help For Seriously Ill and Disabled

Zillow Says Paint Color Affects House Prices According to real estate website, Zillow, kitchen paint color may reduce selling price by as much as $1,400. According to Zillow Digs, houses featuring white kitchens sell for $1.400 less than houses featuring yellow kitchens. The website also offers a downloadable app that allows homeowners to experiment with [...]

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NIH Presents New Peanut Allergy Guidelines

NIH Presents New Peanut Allergy Guidelines The National Institute of Health recently published new guidelines for introducing infants to peanut-containing foods. Peanut allergy is a growing health problem for which there is no non-emergency treatment or cure. Some individuals develop allergic reactions so severe that unless given emergency treatment, the result may be fatal. New [...]

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Hate Language Use Down in Schools

Small Business Agency Offers Help Writing Business Plans The Small Business Administration recently posted a tutorial on business plan writing. This free online course is aimed at assisting small business owners with securing financing as they start or expand their businesses. The tutorial only takes 30minutes and may be accessed at https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/how-write-business-plan?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery. To take the [...]

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Healthcare Jobs You May Get Without a Four Year Degree The Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS, recently posted a report on the number of healthcare jobs available to non four-year-college graduates. For individuals focused on careers in the helping fields such as medicine, many job titles come without degree requirements. The Bureau projects a 6.5 [...]

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Christmas Scammers May Ruin Your Holiday

Life Returned To Earth Right After The Asteroid Eliminated The Dinosaurs The Washington Post recently published a finding of the American Geophysical Union that confirms that life returned to the earth very quickly after the asteroid disaster 66 million years ago. Scientists drilled into the crater created by the asteroid and from the drilling determined [...]

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