Scott Brinton
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I blame Sweden for Donald Trump’s stunning victory last week. Yes, Sweden. In 1997, “Expedition Robinson” first appeared on Swedish television. Three years later . . . more
Pulling the frayed plastic bag from the muck revealed a killing field. A dozen or more fiddler crabs lay dead beneath the bag . . . more
For every large-scale social movement, there is a “tipping point, that magic moment when an idea, trend or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips and spreads like wildfire.” So wrote New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell in . . . more
I remember bright yellow trams as they lumbered along a virtually lifeless Vitosha Boulevard in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital. They squeaked and creaked as they . . . more
I hadn’t truly understood or appreciated the mindset of an 18-year-old black woman until I read Amon Brown’s excellent article, “Black Lives Matter rallies in East Meadow,” published recently in the Heralds. Brown, who is 18 and African-American . . . more
Much of the Middle East now lies in tatters, ripped to shreds by terrorists. Why can this region find no peace? Why is it continually in conflict? The reasons are numerous. more
The bestseller “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen,” by Christopher McDougall, was published shortly before I took up running again in 2010, after a long hiatus. more
President Obama was officially sworn in for his second term on Sunday, and the inauguration festivities got under way early on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. more
The eight students and one teacher shuffled into the center of what was left of the dining room of a red-brick ranch home on a canal in Long Beach’s East End last Friday. more
Quick: Where do East Coast hurricanes originate? A. Antarctica B. The Southern Ocean C. The Sahara Desert D. The Indian Ocean. more
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