Category: Opinions

The Science Behind ‘Avengers: Endgame’

While Marvel fans have waited a year to see how Endgame would resolve certain “endings” in Infinity Wars, the scientific possibilities…

18 hours ago

Notes From a Digital Immigrant: Travels Abroad in Cyberspace

I admit it. I am not a digital native. I was born in the 1950s and completed my graduate studies…

2 days ago

Unless You Know Someone’s Story, Don’t ‘Compliment’ Them as Inspirational

Calling someone who utilizes a wheelchair or someone who has some form of physical limitation “inspirational” is often an off-putting…

1 week ago

Why Dogs are (Sometimes) Better than Cats

In my life, I have known some cool cats. “Some” might be an overly generous amplification. Four. I’ll go with…

2 weeks ago

The Irony: My Wife is Criticized for Some Career Decisions I’m Praised For

We are living in such interesting times. For much of my life I can remember being able to have a…

3 weeks ago

A Meditation on R.E.M., the Soundtrack of My Youth

To understand my love of the band R.E.M., you have to understand what it meant to grow up in the…

4 weeks ago

Internet Has Helped Spread Information, But Not Necessarily Knowledge

How many of us know how to ground an electrical circuit, or what the difference is between a volt, an…

1 month ago

The Unexpected Joys of Bird-Watching

As I write this, there's a male goldfinch pecking at the feeder outside my home office window. A cardinal perches…

1 month ago

Facing Journalism’s Challenges When Many Often View News as Fake

When I tell someone that I’m editor-in-chief of an online magazine, people generally are either impressed, ambivalent or concerned. Impressed…

2 months ago

I Thought I Knew All About Diversity—But There’s Always More to Learn

I have many fond memories of listening to former UCF President John C. Hitt talk about the importance of being…

2 months ago