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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.

10 Tips To Prevent Blindness

Least Expensive Cars To Insure The website 24/7 Wall St recently posted a list of the 15 least expensive cars to insure. The Jeep Compass Sport comes in tied for 14th with the Honda Odyssey EX-L. To find out which car is the least expensive to insure, visit https://247wallst.com/special-report/2013/01/22/the-cheapest-cars-to-insure-in-america/5/. When choosing a new ride, consider [...]

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Nuclear Energy Is The Safest Form Of Electricity Generation

NY Governor Proclaims Composting Week Governor Cuomo recently proclaimed May 6 to 12 as Composting Week. According to the proclamation, increasing composting will reduce landfill material, reduce methane emissions and improve soil conditions. These are all notable outcomes. To read the proclamation, visit https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Compost_Awareness_Week_2018.pdf. Of course, most of what comes out of Albany qualifies as [...]

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Fun Facts ForCoffee Lovers

English Teachers Key To Essential Skills Charles M. Russo, a faculty member at American Military University, recently published an article which appeared on the website of www.InhomelandSecurity.com. In the article Russo argues that successful intelligence analysts must possess excellent critical thinking and excellent writing, skills in order to be successful. “Analysts must be critical thinkers [...]

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Toxic President Produces Rise In Hate Crimes

Federal Government Wants 5-Years Of Social Media History For Visa Applicants The US State Department wants to add 5 years of social media data to all visa applications. The applicants will have to provide social media handles used for the past five years in order to receive immigrant or non immigrant visas. Applicants will also [...]

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16 Must Read Science Websites

US Has Many Of World’s Billionaires The upper two percent of our wealthy ruling class would have us believe that the US is too poor to afford medical care for all. Not only that, the wealthy believe poverty is the inevitable result of people’s laziness and poor decision making rather than a result of systemic [...]

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Processor Wars Continue

Holocaust Not The First German Genocide The African website, Quartz, posted a report on the recent apology made by the German government to the government of Namibia for the systematic destruction of the Herero tribe more than one hundred years ago, 1904 to 1907. According to the report, the parallels between the Holocaust and this [...]

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Clarit;y Please

Clarity Please The website www.dailykos.com recently published a sample of President Trump’s convoluted thinking. The website says that the aforementioned quote represents a real Donald Trump sentence. The example is too long to quote, but you can access it at https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/8/9/1558359/-This-is-an-actual-Trump-sentence?detail=emailclassic. For truth’s sake, one must note that the Daily Kos is a very liberal [...]

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A Case Of Man Biting Dog?

Android Users Face New Worm Attack Zdnet recently reported that a new malware crypto-miner called ABD Miner attacks android devices and is spreading rapidly. The malware uses the ABD debug interface on port 5555 to spread. The bug is a strain of cryptocurrency mining software. To learn more about this new threat and how to [...]

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New Writing Contest For All Ages

There Is Some Justice The Boston Herald recently posted an article about NECC, New England Compounding Center, supervisory pharmacist Glenn Chin. A federal court judge sentenced Chin to eight years in prison for his part in the meningitis outbreak in 2012. This outbreak killed 80 people and sickened 800 due to contamination in the clean [...]

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Sierra Club Unearths Toxic Waste Scandal

Is The Red Cross Guilty Of Enabling A Sexual Predator? A recent news report indicated that a senior Red Cross official, Gerald Anderson, was forced to resign because of allegations of sexual misconduct brought by a subordinate. After termination, the Red Cross provided Anderson with “very positive references,” including one from a very senior official. [...]

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