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In defense of architectural conservation

9 February, 2016 // 0 Comments

There’s nothing quite like walking into a historic building. Maybe it’s a Gilded Age home, with swooping, detailed woodwork, beautiful staircases, elegant floors. Perhaps it’s a sleek, Art Nouveau bank. It speaks to the era it came ...

Where are kids on television?

6 February, 2016 // 0 Comments

Children are part of society. In a purely functional sense, they’re the next generation, the people who live after us. But they’re also all around us — they’re in grocery stores with their parents, at reading groups in the ...

Advice for public relations representatives

5 February, 2016 // 0 Comments

The time has come, my dear friends in public relations, for yet another chat. PR can be an incredible tool for promoting projects and initiatives, for connecting with journalists, for much, much more. It can also completely sink whatever it is ...

Crowdfunding basic life expenses?

4 February, 2016 // 0 Comments

Every day, scores of crowdfunding campaigns sweep across my social media accounts. There are the games, the art projects, the books, the things that people want to make happen because they’re fun or interesting or do something important for ...

Ending myths about gay parents

2 February, 2016 // 0 Comments

Periodically, a case involving same gender parents comes up in the news, usually in the context of a court attempting to take a child away, refusing to allow a couple to adopt, or blocking moves like listing a second parent on a birth certificate. ...

In the garden: January blooms

1 February, 2016 // 0 Comments

It has been, as promised, extremely rainy. This is not, by any means, to suggest that the drought is over, because it is not — it would take many years of rain like this to recharge the state’s aquifers and smart water policy to reduce the ...

Bad behaviour: Authors versus teen reviewers

31 January, 2016 // 0 Comments

We’re all subject to criticism, and the larger our profiles, the louder, more distributed, and more intense the criticism tends to be. Authors certainly endure their share of bad reviews, and have a variety of ways of dealing with them, from ...
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