Making sense of George Floyd, BLM and where we go from here through podcasts

I pity future students of U.S. history who will have to learn about 2020. There are so many questions.

How did the confluence of a global pandemic and the murder of George Floyd lead us to…


You know things are bad when history podcasts about the Great Depression give you hope for the future.

You know how you generally prefer your national leaders to be well informed and erudite?

I didn’t know how much I valued these traits, or how much I took them for granted…


I have a problem to confess.

Sometimes, I have no idea what my hands are for.

These twin palmy things that have sausage-shaped digits and opposable thumbs, which supposedly make me the superior of all other animal life on Earth — those things. …


Psst…Hey, take a look at this:

You know what that photo is? It’s a replica of a Medieval depiction of a salmon. I realize that it looks nothing like an actual salmon, and I doubt that folks in the Middle Ages would have been fooled by it either. …


Martin Scorsese has become a little bit grumpy as of late because superhero movies are monopolizing the big screen, but he’d like to clear the air.

Following an interview he made in Empire Magazine, Scorsese wants to set the record straight in a New York Times editorial. He’s tried comic…


This is part of my 30 Articles for 30 Days series — a personal writing challenge to draft and publish 30 articles on Medium for a month. …


Photo by Andrea Leopardi on Unsplash

Most folks start their resolutions around January. My New Year’s resolutions usually don’t get underway until mid-March.

That’s not entirely true.

I succeeded in achieving a lot of personal goals this year. These included engaging more aggressively in networking and other career-growth activities, completing at least two books a month…


Dear Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray,

During the short government shutdown that occurred over the weekend of January 20, you had both expressed your commitment to DACA recipients. …

James M. Harmon

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