Author Archives: Bruce

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.

What Small Islands Can Do, in a Post-Covid World

This article from the on-line Washington Post <https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/tips/these-countries-are-accepting-american-travelers-remote-work-trips/ utm_campaign=wp_by_the_way&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_bytheway > highlights the kind of niche marketing that islands should be working to develop, given the relative safety of small islands. These 4 countries are accepting American travelers for remote-work trips … Continue reading

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The (Very) Sad State of Local Newspapers

In a state capital and county seat for 570,000 people, the Annapolis Capital-Gazette can barely manage to publish a 16-page edition, and of that, 1.5 pages are puzzles and 1 page is comics. Doesn’t seem sustainable.

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How to Read the News

Walgreens: Looting Cost $75 million — as reported by Bloomberg News Walgreens: Looting Cost Five One-hundredths of 1 percent of 2019 Revenue or One-tenth of One Percent of Assets — the way we “communists” (otherwise known as Democratic voters) might … Continue reading

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Too Often We Overlook the Extended Time Factors in Small Island Disaster Recovery (BVI)

from the BVI News < https://bvinews.com/three-years-later-loose-mongoose-re-opens-in-trellis-bay/ > Three years later | Loose Mongoose re-opens in Trellis Bay on July 10, 2020 at 8:07 AM / Amid a global pandemic and roughly three years after it was severely impacted by the … Continue reading

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Note to self —

Spend more time studying ducks than funnies Bruce

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How has the coronavirus pandemic affected global poverty?

From The Washington Post — free from the paywall . . . <https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/07/03/how-has-coronavirus-pandemic-affected-global-poverty/ > World How has the coronavirus pandemic affected global poverty? By Siobhán O’Grady July 3, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. EDT The novel coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc … Continue reading

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Welcome from Europe ?

Bruce Potter443-454-9044

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Why I Have Trouble Taking “Openers” Seriously.

From the Capital Gazette, p 1, 26 June 2020 Co-founder of ReOpen Maryland says he has COVID-19, but won’t help contact tracing efforts Photo caption: Tim Walters, chair of Reopen Maryland, speaks at the Reopen Howard County rally beginning at … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: Heath Freeman says he wants to save local news. Reporters call him a ‘vampire. ’

Another great example of how unbridled capitalism serves the public interest — thank you Mr Freeman for saving us. Heath Freeman says he wants to save local news. Reporters call him a ‘vampire.’ How a former Duke place kicker took … Continue reading

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CEOs Must Be the Good Guys

. . . otherwise we wouldn’t pay them so much, would we?

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