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  • One More Minute

    So Gene is finished and the essential work week has been completed. There is an odd stillness combined with the scent of drying ink.  The gloves and work uniform have came off.  The thin paper mask is discarded properly.  I put lotion on the bridge […] More

  • Anyone seen my teddy bear?

    Anyone seen my teddy bear? In the 80’s, Sports Illustrated had these great posters of whatever sports icon you could imagine. Joe Montana, Walter Payton, Reggie Jackson, Pete Rose, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird to name just a few, surrounded by a thin white border […] More

  • Mirrors and windows

    Your humanity is like a big old house.  The downstairs windows are your aesthetic beauty, your physicality, your book smarts.  What you’ve lived in has been established over the generations, but you renovate.  The foundation is as solid as your attention to it.  But those […] More

  • GPS

    With any conversation of length with me, you’ll find I use analogy and metaphor quite often as a means with which to relate psychological and sociological concepts in ways that are relatable and understandable.  I’ll get stuck trying to explain something and then find something […] More

  • The diaspora play a vital role in the political future of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Original article by Clark G. Curtis for Emerging Europe September 26, 2019 It has been well over a year now since Mirsad Hadžikadić, a professor of 30 plus years at UNC Charlotte and a native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, announced his intention to run for the Bosniak […] More

  • The Funny Side of Artificial Intelligence

    Humor is what makes humans special. When people try to teach machines humor, the results are at times laughable but not in an intended way. What makes humans laugh? Some laughter may be caused by conflicting emotional states. Embarrassment, apology, or confusion can cause nervous or […] More

  • Don't let the smile fool you….

    Anyone who’s come in regular contact with me knows the challenges with which I’ve been faced.  We’ll call it “psychological archaeology.”  Digging through the past, an age-old time, long since forgotten.  You wield your delicate tools, you sift through the past, and you look for […] More

  • I'm a Good Dog

    Looking for a Pit Bull? You will find them sitting on a sunny spot on your couch. Do be warned: Pit Bulls are loving, caring, and think they are lap dogs. Yet, no other breed of dog has been so severely misaligned and misunderstood than […] More

  • Pandemics and Epdemics and Humans

    An epidemic is defined as an outbreak of disease that spreads quickly and affects many individuals at the same time and is generally localized. A pandemic is an epidemic but one with greater range and coverage. It can be classed as an outbreak of a […] More

  • What You CAN Do For Him

    Time and time again, I hear women complain about their husbands. Young women! Women in their twenties, complaining their twenty-something-year-old husband is working too long. Complaining their twenty-something-year-old husband doesn’t pay enough attention to them, doesn’t help clean up, leaves his shoes out, leaves his […] More

  • The quest for change in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Original article by Clark G. Curtis for Emerging Europe When Clark Curtis, a former director of communications at the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte learned that his old friend Mirsad Hadžikadić was running for president of Bosnia and Herzegovina he approached him […] More

  • How Gullible Are You?

    Throughout human history, there have always been evil and heartless humans who preyed on the weak, the defenseless, and the gullible. The advent of the internet has opened the floodgates for scammers, scumbags, and other heartless bastards who prey on gullible people, particularly the elderly […] More

  • 7Sees You

    “In these uncertain times.” Almost every advertisement produced in the past few weeks has begun with this melodramatic phrase accompanied by slow music in minor keys. I am thoroughly confused because I can’t think of a time when time has ever been certain. Time and […] More

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