Change, Communication, Health, Role of information

Where are the promised COVID-19 Public Health Education Ads? (PSAs)

Press release on WhiteHouse.gov website Have you seen the television ad featuring celebrities encouraging you to social distance? What about the Facebook ad featuring prominent Republicans and Democrats encouraging mask use? Of course you haven’t seen them because six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Service Announcements (PSAs) featuring a coordinated, comprehensive prevention message are… Continue reading Where are the promised COVID-19 Public Health Education Ads? (PSAs)

Action, Change, Nature, North Carolina

Carolina Trashed

The modern marker of disenfranchisement has become...littering by nature lovers? I take wildlife photos, so I do quite a bit of hiking around local rivers and lakes.  I've always packed a trash bag in my photo bag to wrap gear in case of rain.  At some point, I found myself starting to use the bag… Continue reading Carolina Trashed

Change, North Carolina, Politics

*EXCLUSIVE* How YOU can be buried in an unmarked grave despite best planning practices

How one man was buried in an unmarked grave despite preplanning his burial in 1990 and having a $20,000 funeral.  How this surprising indignity can occur--to ANY of us--is rooted in the growing national trend of out-of-state publicly-traded for-profit holding companies buying historically non-profit community cemeteries. Regulations, meant to protect consumers during their most vulnerable… Continue reading *EXCLUSIVE* How YOU can be buried in an unmarked grave despite best planning practices

Blogging, Change, North Carolina, Politics, Role of information, Work

Where are the female opinion writers?

I like to read opinion columnists.  I find that by reading a diversity of viewpoints, it helps refine my own.  After all, if you are only exposed to people who think like you, you'll never get a full picture of the issues.  Diverse voices leads to more robust outcomes. That is why I'm so disturbed… Continue reading Where are the female opinion writers?