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Entries by Geri Spieler from 08/2012

Search Your Name Online: Be Prepared for a Shocking Discovery

| Posted 08.06.2012 | Technology

Come on, admit it. You've Googled your name. Actually, it's a good idea. You should know what is on the Internet about you. Usually you'll find such...

The Ascent of Language and How Culture Shapes Our Perceptions

| Posted 08.24.2012 | Books

It is delightful that a respected linguist would take up the challenge of writing about an inelegant word that has become a staple of our spoken language.

Nostalgia for the Silly Season: Memories of a Radical Mother

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

She always kept a stack of pre-stamped postcards at the ready to fire off her outrage to government. This action peaked during the presidential campaigns. My mother would be heard.

San Francisco's Center of COINTELPRO Activity and the Man Who Exposed It

| Posted 08.30.2012 | San Francisco

The cast of characters who played a part in the 1960s and 1970s activities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Counter Intelligence Program informant program includes the man who uncovered the covert operation and a potential presidential assassin.