Week in Review: Week 28

Reading Time: < 1 minute A productive week, with two major projects completed on schedule and two blog posts–including a return of the mysterious Rhetoric Referee. The Rhetoric Referee is an occasional mystery guest who takes apart the verbal tricks that politicians and debaters use to divert their opponents and deceive their audiences. He attempts to remain neutral, which in […]

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Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without

Reading Time: 2 minutes My mother used to quote “an old saying” that she learned in her youth. It sounded like something from the Depression, but it was actually a World War II slogan. “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without.” An old saying? Most of us had never seen economic conditions like those in […]

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Week in Review: Week 27

Reading Time: 2 minutes Getting back into practice isn’t as easy as it sounds. Like going off a diet or breaking training, dropping any good habit means you have to pick it up again. And again. And again. Having hard-and-fast deadlines helps. That’s why I’m writing this morning, because I’m trying to establish Saturdays at noon to account for […]

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Week in review: Week 26

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here we are, halfway through the year, and I need to account for myself. I’ve posted only intermittently over the past 20 weeks. Partly that was because of the state of the world. I worked on projects, both personal and professional, that interfered with a three-days-a-week deadline. I was also dealing with a lack of […]

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Which of these presidents is father to the National Parks?

Reading Time: < 1 minute All four–George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln–are honored on Mount Rushmore. But which planted the seed for the whole national park system? Roosevelt, the conservationist and activist, is most associated with the National Parks system. His legacy of national parks and monuments includes Crater Lake, Wind Cave, Mesa Verde, Devil’s Tower, Petrified […]

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