Author Archives: alanpzendell

Trump’s Legal Jeopardy

Alan Zendell, October 15, 2021 Give the former president credit for one thing – he can still make people wring their hands worrying about the future. It’s his principal stock in trade, and he uses it indiscriminately. Upsetting and frightening … Continue reading

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America’s Second Civil War

Alan Zendell, October 14, 2021 Make no mistake, our country is at war with itself. No one has deployed armed forces or launched missiles, but there have already been far too many casualties. The first was Heather Heyer, who was … Continue reading

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Taking Proper Care of Your Books

Ed Carter, October 10, 2021 In this antiintellectual age when science is ignored and curiosity seems limited to 140-word tweets, it’s easy to forget that badly worded, misspelled rants by angry people were not why we learned to read. Assuming … Continue reading

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Integrity, Elections, and Trump’s Eroding Base

Alan Zendell, October 8, 2021 When lawmakers and statesmen still valued integrity, opposition politicians would often resign in protest when they believed their government was acting illegally or about to do something that would damage their country. It was a … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence

Alan Zendell, October 6, 2021 The phrase artificial intelligence (AI) literally means intelligence displayed by inorganic entities (i.e., machines, computers) as opposed to humans and other animals. Beyond that simple definition lies much confusion and misunderstanding. In practical terms, AI … Continue reading

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The Abomination That is Facebook

Alan Zendell, October 5, 2021 My first career job was as an aerospace engineer at Grumman Aircraft (now Northrop-Grumman) working on America’s moon missions. Fresh with degrees in physics and engineering, very full of myself, certain that my prestigious education … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Blank Page: Reducing the Stress of Writing

Ed Carter, September 30, 2021 We met Ed Carter here on August 19, with his article on disabled parents starting small businesses. His first post was well received, earning forty-five Likes. He’s back now, helping writers get past their blocks. … Continue reading

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Republican Senators Malign Our Military Commanders

Alan Zendell, September 29, 2021 I’ve never been a fan of Monday morning quarterbacking. Looking back at what happened in the past can be an important learning tool, but laying blame recklessly through twisted 20-20 hindsight is at best a … Continue reading

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A Pox on Both Houses

Alan Zendell, September 27, 2021 This week will probably be the most difficult one this or any recent Congress has faced in years. The need for bipartisan agreement is more desperate now than at any time I can remember, but … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

Alan Zendell, September 24, 2021 This isn’t about time travel, though the subject fascinates me. It’s about time as the enemy of progress, the antithesis of positive inertia for needed change. It’s about the basic truth that delay and procrastination … Continue reading

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