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Dawn Elizabeth Wright

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Multi-tasking or Polymathing?

For many years, my matrimonial partner told me too many times that men could not multi-task the way women do with ease. Over the years, I zeroed in on studies that debunked the whole idea of multi-tasking.  (e.g. http://alturl.com/g8n43 from NPR in 2008) Now...

Wigwam Village

Somehow a Tweet about Wigwam Villages showed up in my feed today. I have no idea why. For those of you who are too young or not lucky enough to live in Birmingham back in the 50’s, you may have no clue what I am talking about. After we got our first car in 1949, my...

A simple test and I flunked

I failed another test today. A test of conscience. As I parked my car outside my condo after walking at the park, I saw my downstairs neighbor getting in his car. He drives for Uber and Lyft to supplement his income, so he comes and goes a lot. I walked over and told...

Hoist with my own petard

Last week I responded to a Facebook post of a friend about a petition to ban Germain Greer from speaking at Cardiff, a college in Britain. Being of the ancient boomer generation, freedom of speech still looms important for me. But I admit my reading of feminist...

Ramada flight in hot.

Took this from my F4E as we were setting up for a bombing run back in 1969 -- some where in SE Asia.  Tom Cruise had nothing on me -- scared of heights and continuously airsick.  Hid that from everyone too.

One course down – one course not so good

As I've previously posted, I have been taking several MOOCs in an effort to keep my skills sharp and also learn new things. I just had two MOOCs end, one successfully and the other not so successfully. By that I mean I will earn a certificate of completion for one and...

Big, white phallic engineering symbol

Today as I walking at Cottage Hill Park I could not help but notice the large white water tank. It is almost impossible not to see the tank as it dominates the park from almost every part of the park, save in the depths of the trails through the wooded areas. Just...

My story

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Blue Christmases

It has been almost 20 years since I last spent Christmas with my daughter. And I own the responsibility for the reason we have not been able to be together. I made a decision which split my family of over 30 years back in 1996 when I shared with my wife that I was...

This is my fear: Libertarian and Green Party candidates taking votes from Hillary but not Trump!

National polls don't show gains for Trump per se. More about Clinton losing ground to Johnson/Stein/undecided. https://t.co/CRYunHNsaa— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) July 14, 2016