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The ripples of moist sand suggested the undulating waves momentarily had retreated deeper into the Adriatic. Straight west was Croatia. Smugglers from the entrenched late-medieval fortress of Grottammare had landed beneath my feet a century ago, bringing wood taken from the ancient Kingdom of Raška and returning with wine, olive…
Since COVID-19, courts across the country have been closed. Judges have been relaxing at home. As an attorney, I have not been able to relax. No sunbathing for me. Work has increased since COVID-19 (me being a healthcare attorney). I never thought of myself as an essential worker. I still…
In the 1950s, there were all kinds of “So-and-So Meets So-and-So” movies. Frankenstein met the Wolf Man, and Abbott & Costello met Frankenstein. Now, 70 years later, one disease is meeting another. “Presbycusis” is a word that basically means “old man’s hearing.” Of course, presbycusis is genderless and affects all…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Rabbi Evan Moffic, the son of H. Steven Moffic, MD, is a Senior Rabbi at Congregation Makom Solel Lakeside, in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago. He is a noted and in-demand speaker and writer of books, with special attention to conveying Judaism to Christians, as well as…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Zander Brant is the nephew of Chuck Buck, RACmonitor publisher and program host/executive producer of Monitor Mondays. My name is Zander Brant, and I am an 18-year-old senior at Francis Parker School in San Diego. I have committed to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a major in…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Sarah Smith is a student at the University of Central Florida, majoring in Biology with ambitions of attending veterinary school at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She graduated from Viera High School in Melbourne, Fla., where she finished up her basketball journey, having played since she was…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Gracie Hopkins is a graduating senior who previously expected that the spring of 2020 would involve planning her last Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Night of Noise dance and participating in Senior Ditch Day from her high school in Northern Illinois. She takes some comfort in the fact that…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Autumn Brant is the niece of Chuck Buck, RACmonitor publisher and program host/executive producer of Monitor Mondays. My name is Autumn Brant. I am 15 years old, and I am currently a sophomore at Francis Parker School in San Diego. I am on the High-School Girl’s Golf Team.…