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RBG

When I saw the report of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, my heart sunk. I thought of her courage to live through the pain of cancer that was taking her life. The knowledge that her death would change all the legacy of her work. RBG fought hard and fought for all of us. The existing draconian state is the hardest on-going …

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Social Dilemma

Director, Jeff Orlowski nails the tragic-and-unfixable, addictive and manipulative behavior of social media. Social Dilemma describes the current state of social media and the many consequences of abuse. The intent of social media was to bring democracy to voice by making connection technologies accessible for all. The tech media giant founders, such as Facebook and Twitter did not really realized …

Laundrygate Strange Stories About the Future book by Tery Spataro

Laundrygate, Strange Stories About the Future

Laundrygate is an unusual collection of short stories about the unimagined aftereffects of technology. Do not get me wrong…I love technology. My stories are reflective tales about the unforeseen consequences of technology, which creates irresponsible, reckless, impulsive, deceptive, dangerous, scandalous, illegal, and lethal outcomes. My four short stories take on the types of technologies we have today to predict posthumanism …

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Dishonoring the Badge

When I saw the video of George Floyd murdered by Derek Chauvin, I vomit from the horror of what I was witnessing and broke down and cried. George Floyd’s death is an atrocity! My mind shouts very loudly, many questions. Why didn’t Chauvin know he was killing Floyd? Why did Chauvin treat Floyd like he did? Why didn’t Chauvin stop! …

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COVID-19 Emotional Consequences

COVID-19 Day 123 – There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis caused deep anxiety. The concern for the future may take people a long time to feel secure again. Readily available are many sources of primary research and analytics about the concern the COVID-19 crisis has on human behavior and attitudes. The Center for Compassionate Leadership took a different …

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Acts of Contrition the Movie

Acts of Contrition is about a priest grappling with faith, the past, his ride-sharing night-job, and his attempt to prevent a grieving penitent’s death. Movies that depict religious themes are not the typical genre I enjoy. I was pleasantly surprised by Acts of Contrition, a short film produced by a team of young filmmakers. The story is about a priest …

Happy Birthday, Tony!

Dear Brother COVID-19 Changed the World You Left

My Dearest, Tony, Happy Birthday, I want to let you know that things have changed in the world since your departure 30 years ago. Today, dear brother there is a new virus to battle. This virus has no boundaries. Millions have been infected in such a short time. Like the HIV that tragically took your life, the coronavirus has no …

Tony Spataro, Jr

30 Years Later I Still Miss YOU!

It was dark rainy early Monday morning, April 30, 1990, when Tom, my brother called me to tell me it was time. I did not want to understand what he meant, but he said Tony, my other brother was dying. At the time, I was living in New York City on the lower west side. I remember thinking it would …

Coping During COVID-19 Tery Spataro

Coping During COVID-19

This pandemic is redefining our humanness and designing the future. COVID-19 has no boundaries, as it ravishes and devastates the cities, towns, and communities. Families, friends, and thousands are sickened or murdered by COVID-19. The virus forced us to make the necessary changes to our lives so that we can reasonably live. These abrupt changes disrupt lifestyles, economies, communities, and …