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Around here, summer starts when school ends and ends when school starts. That makes summertime officially from end of May to mid-August. There was a time when summer vacation elicited in me visions of long, lazy days filled with playtime activities,…
Around here, summer starts when school ends and ends when school starts. That makes summertime officially from end of May to mid-August. There was a time when summer vacation elicited in me visions...
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It has long been an accepted fact in the world of academia that you must publish stuff or disappear from view. Among the learned university crowd the path to credibility is paved with journals and books as part of the peer review system. For the…
It has long been an accepted fact in the world of academia that you must publish stuff or disappear from view. Among the learned university crowd the path to credibility is paved with journals and ...
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Even the Supreme Court can't overrule the laws of nature... 
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Stuff a US president needs to know about but probably didn't learn in law school or while out organizing on the street...the Fed publishes a LOT of statistics about the real labor force...
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He certainly didn't learn it on his Hawaiian vacation. So much for the 40 hour work week. Seems to be a thing of the past.
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The Black Crown: interactive fiction or just another game?
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One aspect of writing often ignored by tutorials and even teachers is the need for quality research. Even when writing fiction, accurate research about a topic can be essential to the credibility of a story. Wrong dates, unproven claims and erroneous…
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Mr. Putin, I don't know the Russian words for it, but this is most likely the kind of thing President Obama had in mind when he spoke of "American exceptionalism." On behalf of all Americans I would just like to add, "bite me."
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Copyright and politics: when does too long become too much?

Sometimes politics makes for strange bedfellows and that is slowly happening with the issue of reforming copyright laws. Everyone needs to know and understand how copyright works, especially the growing list of new authors and writers. There are no easy answers yet to a lot of difficult questions. 
 
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/its-about-time/2013/aug/22/copyright-reform-may-bring-gop-and-democrats-close/
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At first I thought this was a story from The Onion, not the NY Times, though it is sometimes hard to tell the two apart. 
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General Motors To Start Selling Internet Connected Cars In 2014
thetechjournal.com

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said on a conference call on Thursday that the car-maker will start selling internet capable cars from 2014.

Spring reading suggestions: Don't overlook indie publishers!
communities.washingtontimes.com

A little research can yield big results when looking for new books to read.

Boston Marathon bombing: Seeking answers at the library
communities.washingtontimes.com

Books to help adults and children deal with the trauma of the Boston Marathon bombing.

In Light of Valentine's Day...Stages: A Poem by Alex Apostol
wordsbyalexandra.blogspot.com

Stages by Alex Apostol Things with him had started so perfect, never changing, no potential to fade. But as time passes our once great spark