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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.

William and Mary: “Hearth” Memorial to those enslaved

[Kincey and Bruce were 1964 graduates of W&M; they were married in Wren Chapel in 1966. Bruce was threatened with expulsion from the College (“or any other institution of higher learning in the State of Virginia. . .”) if he … Continue reading

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Zoom Glitch Hints at Depth of post-Covid Lifestyle Changes

Washington Post: Business Zoom went down for hours, disrupting schools and businesses The outages hit remote workers and online classrooms reliant on the videoconferencing platform Zoom has become a crucial part of life for schools, businesses and organizations since the … Continue reading

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Virgin Islands Daily News: Caneel Bay 081820

Fascinating article about the current status of Caneel Bay, the former keystone property of the Rockefeller family owned RockResorts, linked directly to Laurance Rockefeller’s acquisition of the St. John properties that were donated to the US Government to become the … Continue reading

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Elements of a new model for small island tourism promotion

This article from the 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 > may offer ideas for small islands with low Covid-19 infection rates. These 4 countries are accepting American travelers for remote-work trips Digital nomads don’t have many options during the pandemic, but a … Continue reading

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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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