The Words Department

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This is a short story that will be featured in Zunder Tales: Volume II, coming in the summer of 2021. If you like this story, consider buying Volume I in the link at the end and look out for Volume II later this year. Ava Kennedy nervously clicked the top of a ballpoint pen. She […]

To The Source: Differentiating Ad Fontes from “Fact Checking”

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While Ad Fontes does not hold itself out as a Fact Checking organization, here is an example of how Fact Checking can dovetail with our methods to elevate quality sources and identify sources with poor credibility or bias. An article published on the website, Principia Scientific International on January 26, 2021 leads with the headline, […]

An Evening on Tinder as a Woman

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This was originally published on Medium. If you like this story, please give it an applause on Medium by following the link at the bottom of the page. An Evening on Tinder as a Woman I’ve been working on a novel with a female protagonist and wanted to get a better perspective from women on […]

Background Music™

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This is a short story that will be featured in Zunder Tales: Volume II, coming in the summer of 2021. If you like this story, consider buying Volume I in the link at the end and look out for Volume II later this year. Background Music™ Tom opened his eyes. The sound of Thunderstruck was […]

I’m Ronnie Calvin

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This is an excerpted chapter from my nonfiction work I Suck at Everything. If you like this excerpt, buy the book at the link below. I’m Ronnie Calvin With four degrees under my belt and parts of two more, I have always fancied myself an intellectual, but in reality, I’m just really good at falling into rabbit […]

This Is Exactly Who We Are

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It’s been almost two weeks since a mob attacked Congress in hopes of subverting the presidential election results. In those two weeks, I keep hearing the same thing. “This is not who we are as a nation.” I challenge this notion. Looking at our own bloody history, this is very much who we are. The […]

Running to Conception

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This is an excerpted chapter from my nonfiction work I Suck at Everything. If you like this excerpt, buy the book at the link below. I suppose you could look at my failure in pararescue training and my success at DLI as a life lesson. Though my body is strong, my mind is the far […]

How Pro-Defendant Defamation Law Empowered the #MeToo Movement in the U.S.

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This article was originally published on the Concord Law School Blog. The author is a professor at Concord Law School. While the #MeToo movement in the United States has resulted in an upset of numerous prominent leaders in government and industry, there has been a relative lack of results overseas. This is in part because […]

The Dangers of Single Source Financial Journalism

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Dear Ben Winck, I am writing in regards to your July 27 article regarding the SunTrust position on the Tech rally (Winck, 2020). While I understand your role as a journalist for Business Insider involves reporting on financial institutions, I am concerned about your single-source article. To assert the stability of the Nasdaq and Tech […]

Shit

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This is an excerpt of my book Parenting as a Contact Sport. If you enjoy this excerpt, please consider purchasing it through the link at the end of the story. Shit “There’s shit everywhere!” [Adorable Giggles] “THERE’S SHIT EVERYWHERE!” [Adorable squealing] There was shit everywhere. Oozing out of the leg holes of a diaper and […]