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This week, in part due to the testimony of a whistleblower who once worked for Facebook, everybody is piling on that and other social media sites. Suddenly, they are the culprit behind misinformation and the subsequent harm to society.

Even Republicans and Democrats — who can’t seem to agree that…


When this whole pandemic started, I no longer had access to the gym or my yoga studio for months and months. …


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When I was growing up in suburban Massachusetts in the ’70s, yard sales were a big thing. Now, all these years later, I’m back in my hometown, and guess what? Yard sales are still a big thing.

Now we have social media and Craigslist to more widely advertise our sales…


I lived in midtown Manhattan on September 11, 2001. On that morning, I was awakened by my friend Paula in Massachusetts. She told me to turn on the TV because something had happened at the World Trade Center. And, so my day began.

Besides the endless looping of the television…


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On the first day of the semester, I ask my students to take out a piece of paper. Then I tell them to take five minutes or so and answer this question: “Why am I here?”

After the time is up, I ask them to read their answers out loud…


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I, for one, was thrilled when gyms reopened about six months after they had closed because of the pandemic. My gym, which is a brand-name national chain, went to extraordinary lengths to make us feel safe as we re-entered the fitness world, which we so much needed. …


The first time I drove up Main Street in Ashburnham, Massachusetts on my way to my little fixer-upper cottage (little cottage but big fixes, it turns out), I saw a Black Lives Matter protest on the lawn of the Town Hall. There were about twenty people participating and, I believe…


As messy and tragic as this troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has been, I believe President Biden did the right thing. He carried through a promise that three other presidents could not keep. …


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As an avid chart watcher and pop music listener since childhood, I am making a bold claim here, but hear me out: 1984 was the greatest year in pop music.

For purposes of this essay, I’m going to start with 1955, which is…


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A few years ago, I became a certified health coach. I made a go of it as a business for about a year, but then my ambition petered out. Even though the program actually helped me on my own health journey, I did not have the passion to continue pushing…

Kevin Scott Hall

I am an author, freelance writer, and singer/songwriter. I split my time between Brooklyn, NY and my native Massachusetts. I teach at City College of New York.

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