Category: Terry Anker

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Opinion: Dawn of the Dread

Sometimes we dread the unknown. It scares us to peer into the abyss failing to comprehend the bottom. Other times, the known can hold as much sway in bringing us to the brink of...

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Opinion: Web profiler

Commentary by Terry Anker Has the World Wide Web become all too clever at profiling us? With each missive entered on our trusty search engine, the algorithms noting our interests and inquiries become more...

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Opinion: When is enough too much?

Commentary by Terry Anker Enough is Enough. We’ve all had it.  Even amiable Dick Van Patten came to realize that his number was eight. We may find our depths at different points, with that...

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Opinion: Moral misanthropes

Commentary by Terry Anker The French actor and playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin is attributed with saying “I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.” While most of us will not know Monsieur Popuelin even...

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Opinion: Goldfish in a bowl

In what is perhaps the ideal example of thoughtful resource management, goldfish are known to only grow as much as the appropriately supported capacity of their container. If kept in a cereal bowl on...

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Opinion: Stylessness

By Terry Anker The soft drink 7 Up struck marketing gold with its long-running advertisement for the “un-” cola.  Actor Geoffrey Holder, as the first person of color to represent the company in a...

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Opinion: The Babbling Brood

The famed Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart once mused that, “To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.”...

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Opinion: 1984 by Orwell

The 67th anniversary of the publishing of George Orwell’s iconic book, “1984” was recently celebrated and reminded me of my first reading more than 35 years ago. Drawn to it because it corresponded with my...

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Opinion: Your large is my small

Commentary by Terry Anker Does Merriam-Webster have a team of people in a dim basement somewhere determining when a generally accepted word’s definition must be replaced by one that is new and improved? Does a...

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Opinion: Stupid and evil

Commentary by Terry Anker One wonders if Gutenberg and his contemporaries imagined the impact that their printing press might have on the world – namely, it freed the flow of information in a game-changing...