Author: Ellen Snortland

Virtual memorial, real-life stories

The global pandemic is forcing us to find new ways of doing things that we have routinely done for centuries. One of the most wrenching is how we must now commemorate the passing of our loved ones. In my case, the...

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Troubled Times for Trader Joseph’s

As I’ve found from writing this column for decades, humor is bound to offend someone who doesn’t find it funny. And now those humor-challenged folks have taken aim at our beloved Trader Joe’s, a company that is famous for not...

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It’s time for a content overhaul

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook… can you hear me growling? Even though it just had a major graphic overhaul, the content remains as-is. Am I the only one who remembers its genesis as “Facemash,” an internet-based meat market for...

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Unstuck in time while stuck in place

All over our country, statues—totems of our values—are being scrutinized like never before. Glaringly missing from these reevaluations is the issue of gender, as many of us are profoundly aware. According to a Smithsonian...

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