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About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see Kincey.org). President of Island Resources Foundation.

NYU Journalism Award for 2010 — 2019 — column by Margaret Sullivan

From https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/best-journalism-decade-top-10/2020/10/14/d4cdbe0e-0d6e-11eb-8074-0e943a91bf08_story.html Here’s a list of the 10 greatest works of journalism of the past 10 years. Care to argue about it? By Margaret Sullivan Media columnist Oct. 14, 2020 at 2:45 p.m. EDT With so much news slamming us … Continue reading

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Kinda scary

from Science Magazine, Oct. 2020. Two-thirds of lefties trust science, only one-in-five right-wingers. So to the folks running the country, and most of the states, most of the scientific discoveries of the last generation or so is either fantasy or … Continue reading

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Horrible Migrant Die-Off in SW US

from The Guardian, via High Country News < https://www.hcn.org/articles/climate-desk-southwest-experiences-mass-bird-die-off?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email > Southwest experiences mass bird die-off ‘To see this many individuals and species dying is a national tragedy.’ Phoebe Weston Sept. 18, 2020 Like Tweet Email Print NMSU professor Martha Desmond, … Continue reading

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Seven Super Yachts and One Happy Sailor

Well that’s just way too many for one. Sent from Barbara’s iPhone On Sep 22, 2020, at 4:58 PM, Bruce G. Potter <bpotter> wrote: <IMG_3930.jpg> Bruce Potter443-454-9044

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A Great Tradition from William and Mary is Being Flushed . . .

From The Washington Post < https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fall-of-the-frat-house-students-target-greek-life-amid-a-racial-reckoning/2020/09/12/c5a44d0a-cd07-11ea-b0e3-d55bda07d66a_story.html > Education Fall of the frat house: Students target Greek life amid America’s racial reckoning [Photo caption: Graham Payne-Reichert, left, was the vice president of a fraternity chapter at American University in D.C. before … Continue reading

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Seven Super Yachts and One Happy Sailor

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The Washington Post A Maryland suburb known for a slaveholding past confronts its racist present

Published on page A1 in the Wednesday 16 September Washington Post and at <https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/maryland-news/anne-arundel-pasadena-black-lives-matter/2020/09/15/7dd0449a-d651-11ea-930e-d88518c57dcc_story.html > Maryland A Maryland suburb known for a slaveholding past confronts its racist present [Photo caption:Jordan Keemer, 18, of Pasadena, Md., stands in front of Chesapeake … Continue reading

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Reuters: Several boats sink at Trump parade on Texas lake

From Reuters News: [in response to this Reuter’s’ hilarious story, I have made the following offer: “ On behalf of the Eastport Annapolis Communist Party, I’d like to offer our politically misguided Texan boater brethren FREE LESSONS in basic seamanship … Continue reading

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New I understand

Thanks Alexandra Petri Opinions
 The perfectly logical case for Donald Trump
 Opinion by Alexandra Petri
 August 28 at 10:57 AM ET


 If you think things are bad under Donald Trump, vote for Donald Trump, who will fix things. To make … Continue reading

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William and Mary: “Hearth” Memorial to those enslaved

Dear Bruce — Many, many thanks for passing this along. I feel a little better just reading it. In a "large, loose, baggy monster" of a memoir I finally finished during these existential COVID-19 times, I regretted I hadn’t been … Continue reading

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