Readers: Well, for better or worse, the 2018 midterm elections are over. A lot of discussion surrounding the blue wave entering the election and the Democrats will have reason to be optimistic. They increased their support in large areas of the Midwest and the Rust Belt, regions where President Donald Trump dominated in 2016, most notably […]

Readers: Before, I discuss this article that appeared last Summer in The Guardian, I wanted to tell you my left-handed story. I was in grade school in the early to mid-1960s. I was born left-handed and only knew how to write left-handed (my socially conservative parent never a big deal about it). In my English/Writing […]

Readers: My friend Chuck sent me this article on income inequality for my blog. I think it is an important and timely topic to discuss. Mona Chalabi (photo, right) published an article in The Guardian back in April.  She was responding to a question she received via her e-mail regarding “How would someone go about checking wage […]

Readers: Recently I participated in the MOOC, Data Exploration and Storytelling: Finding Stories in Data with Exploratory Analysis and Visualization which was taught by Alberto Cairo and Heather Krause. This course was a MOOC-style course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas – Austin. I have previously attend two […]