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A Closer Look … Misuse of our everyday words

with Anthony Newcombe  How to improve our use of words Communication nation A “Blast from the Past” Edition (so much fun, we’ll re-publish it!)  Flubbing our words and phrases?    nother vs. another (“That’s a whole nother world”)  Uh, NO it is not.  But it IS a whole incorrect sentence.  I’ve sat in professional meetings, witnessed intelligent people on […]

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A Closer Look … Hedge Funds-Stocks-Investors-Shorts-Trading-

with Anthony Newcombe  Some Causes of the Stock Market Volatility Craze  Topic:  That ‘silly, crazy stock market’ this month    Categories: Economics, Financials, and Social Psychology     Between a rock and a hard place? You probably spent some of the past few weeks rummaging through the onslaught of news concerning the stock market.  In just a few days, […]

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A Closer Look … NFL-Changes-Playoffs-Competition-Postseason-

with Anthony Newcombe  (published with permission from writeplus.biz) HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021 (#HNY)!    We can finally pat ourselves on the back after taking more than a few big ones in the teeth throughout much of 2020.  However, I promise not to mention the “C” word (“Covid”) again today.  It will be the only time that word will […]

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A Closer Look … Pandemic-Covid-Vaccinations-Eligibility-Costs-a Shot in the Arm-

with Anthony Newcombe  (published with permission from https://writeplus.biz) Topic:  How and who will pay for COVID-19 vaccinations?     Issue:  Pandemic, vaccination costs, and the risks of ongoing collateral damage in the U.S.    Terminology:    Pandemic was recently dubbed the “word of the year” by Merriam-Webster (click link either left or below).  Congrats, pandemic, you’ve officially arrived!  However, now the discussion has shifted […]

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A Closer Look …

with Anthony Newcombe  (published with permission from writeplus.biz) Let’s take a closer look …  Area:  Education and college students   Issue:  What can be expected from the “college fallout” due dramatic loss of revenue from the Covid-19 pandemic.  In other words, how do parents of soon to be college students even know which ones will even exist next fall and […]

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A Closer Look …

with Anthony Newcombe (published with permission from writeplus.biz) Area(s):  Education, Business, Psychology  Topic: Reliance on remote technology for school, work, and emotional well-being …  Issue: Are we putting so much emphasis on virtual technology that we may find ourselves paralyzed when it’s time to ‘come back into the real world?’  Let’s get something straight from […]

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A Closer Look …

with Anthony Newcombe (published with permission from writeplus.biz) Area: business, politics (and the strange ways they seem to intersect these days) Topic: Business “Monopoly sweepstakes” during this pandemic  Issue: Are “favored” companies taking unfair advantage of “unfavored” ones – as well as the rest of us – during this pandemic?  I don’t know about you, but […]

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A Closer Look …

with Anthony Newcombe (published with permission from writeplus.biz) Topic: PLAY BALL!! (just don’t spit or argue…and get Covid tested often!!) Issue: Can baseball players really refrain from spitting?! Or, arguing? Or … I guess it’s a valiant effort to think we can “field” a troupe of MLB players and count on them to refrain from spitting before, during, and […]

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A Closer Look …

with Anthony Newcombe  published with permission from writeplus.biz Let’s take a closer look …  Topic: What skill did you learn/ are you learning during the extended “home-based” Covid-19 period?   Personal note: Like you, I noticed plenty of people getting in on the new “mask production craze.”   What new skill(s) have YOU acquired during the Covid shutdown?   However, I decided […]

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A Closer Look

with Anthony Newcombe Published with permission from writeplus.biz Topic: Reopening vs. Testing (Covid-19)   Issue: Is it better to risk an economic collapse using a more deliberate approach in reopening America (with a broader national testing program), or, try to get us ‘back to normal’ as quickly as possible and risk another spike in infections and deaths?  […]

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