Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ebola Rewind

I am interested in origins. Where did Ebola come from? What is its history? My first introduction to this disease was the film, “Outbreak.” In the movie, I remember the level 4 trauma ward of the CDC where the dreaded virus was housed. One of my favorite parts of the movie was when one character […]

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Talk to Children about Math Early and Often to Combat Math Anxiety

I recall the stories my mom told me about how she and her fellow classmates in grade school had to demonstrate knowledge of their “times tables.” The teacher would line students in front of the room to recite their tables from the ones to the twelves. What I remember most about her retelling is not […]

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Ebola and Police Brutality

Which is the biggest menace in America (for blacks), Ebola or police brutality? I’d say the latter based on recent reports of black men and women being harassed and killed by police without cause. Even after producing papers or following other police orders, these black men and women are still in peril. They can still […]

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Second Person in US Contracts Ebola

It has been confirmed that a second person has tested positive for Ebola in the US. A healthcare worker who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola in the US, has tested positive for the disease. The worker was following CDC protocols including taking body temperature twice daily when an […]

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Volunteer in Your Local Campaign Office

Yesterday I volunteered with the Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter campaigns. Despite having an upper respiratory infection, I couldn’t say no. I was on my second day of meds and on the mend so… When I entered the campaign office for my 4 o’clock shift on a Saturday, there were about 6 folks present. They […]

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The Magical Job Hunt

I am convinced there is something magical about the job hunt. I refuse to call it a “search” because the all encompassing aspect of the process, the exertion of mental and physical effort makes this process a hunt. The process is not magical so much as the end…of achieving the goal, capturing the prey: that […]

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Connection in the age of 1s and 0s

The last two novels I’ve read have similar plot points: The protagonist falls in love with someone within the 1s and 0s, online via e-mail or social media while said protagonist is going through a rough patch in life. Lincoln O’Neill takes a job as an Internet Security Officer on the cusp of the Y2K […]

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On Hold and other Random Thoughts

For once in my life, I’m relishing the idea of being on hold but there are contingencies. See, I’ve been working at my entry-level part-time position for three months. I love this job and see myself advancing in the regular course of things. However, a position came open last month that is perfect for me. I applied. […]

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