New Jersey OPRA information

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Thanks to help from my friend Bernie Sayers, I took a crash course in New Jersey Open Public Records law this week. Here is a summary of what I need to know:   Guide for Public Record Custodians    NJ Government Records Council Download and read the last pages on the records requet form.   […]

book review: “Click: the magic of instant connections”

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Yesterday I finished reading “Click; the magic of instant connections” by; a short book that flows easily. Yet this is the first book I’ve read in awhile where I can’t offer an unqualified recommendation for others to read. The information is valuable and the outline-style illustration format helps the reader keep it organized.   My criticism is […]

book review: notes from “Collapse”

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“Collapse” by Jared Diamond, published in 2005 Diamond was born in 1937. Prof. of Geology at University of CA, Los Angeles three prior books including “Guns, Germs and Steel” Five factors contributing to collapse of societies: Environmental damage Climate change Hostile neighbors Friendly trade partners Society’s response Autocatalytic expansion Thomas Malthus 1798 – population growth outpaces […]