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Social media’s mandate has gone from bad to worse. We should all be afraid, very, very afraid!

In view of billionaire Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter this week, I thought I’d republish a piece I posted in October 2021 concerning the ethics and influence of social media platforms. I’m very concerned that a private individual with dubious objectives is controlling the minds of so many human beings who may not be aware of its insidious influence. I’m hoping my concerns prove wrong…

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Two years of COVID has aged me ten years, but I’m moving on

When I launched BoomerBroadcast in 2013, I posted three times a week—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. My life in the beginning and for the first few years was eventful and I had plenty of observations and opinions on a wide range of topics to share with readers. For the past two years, however, since the start of the pandemic, I’ve stopped eating out in restaurants, stopped…

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Where do you stand on workplace love affairs?

Valentines Day seems like the perfect occasion to discuss office romances. Could someone please explain to me why two consenting adults who work together and are having an affair should be fired or asked to resign? I truly do not get it. If the affair is not consensual and there is the possibility of unethical promotion or financial benefit, then dismissal or resignation definitely would…

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Vogue: I told you so. And, THE NEW YORK TIMES agrees with me

When my magazine addiction was at its peak a few years ago, I subscribed to eighteen (Yes! 18) print magazines per month. And, I loved every single glossy, advertising-laden page. In my next life, I planned to be reborn as a magazine editor. I’m now down to a manageable half a dozen print publications per month as well as RED Magazine which I get online…

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I’m now in the COVID Club and here’s what I have learned

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and I have something in common. We both tested positive for COVID-19 about a week ago. According to an article in HuffPost on January 16th, A.O.C. was not a happy camper and I’m inclined to agree with her concerns. Like me, she was fully vaccinated and had received her booster. Her complaint centred around the CDC’s guidelines for returning to normal life:…

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