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Journalists will like Spotlight, the flick

Tweet As a lifelong journalist, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie Spotlight because it shows the power of persistent¬†reporting in the face of long odds. “Show them. Don’t tell them,” my city room professor and former Globe reporter Jon Klarfeld said […]

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Cuba: “It’s complicated.”

[caption id="attachment_2316" align="alignright" width="300" caption="'57 Ford Fairlane ragtop - with a Toyota engine"][/caption] In October, 1960, the U.S. imposed a partial trade embargo on Cuba after Fidel Castro,

Automotive tales of my youth

I wrote the following paper in 2002 about my unique history with automobiles for a literary club called the Tuesday Night Club. The paper deeply resonated with members

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Dodge Retort to get new host, facelift

The Dodge Retort will get a new hosting server this weekend, meaning the site will be down from Friday to Sunday as my database is moved to

Taking stock after two years as a freelancer

After more than 30 years working for the man (i.e. newspaper and magazine companies), I have now been in business for myself as a freelance writer, editor, blogger

The Dodge Retort is back!

You might be surprised that you're seeing regular posts at TDR after an 11-month hiatus. I was off doing the Thinking Tech blog at CBS Interactive's

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