Author: Tracy Graziani

The Brain Drain Conundrum

The Brain Drain Conundrum

One of the biggest complaints/criticisms/concerns that seems the plague a town like Mansfield is the dreaded problem of “brain drain.” If you’ve never heard of this I can only imagine that you aren’t living in a Rust Belt city, because here it’s as frequent a topic of conversation as the opioid epidemic or college football. […]

Feeling At Home

Feeling At Home

Although not exactly supported by any research that I’m aware of, generally speaking, I’ve found that once I’ve lived somewhere for two years it starts to feel like home. How do I know what that is exactly? Well, for me anyway, I usually notice the feeling upon returning from a trip. It doesn’t have to […]

Why I (Sort Of) Love Anarchists

Why I (Sort Of) Love Anarchists

Sometimes a catchy title is worth a great deal………… But seriously, I have a point here. History and common sense will tell us that anarchy is a fool’s errand and communism has proven to be a failed experiment in social engineering. The common Achilles heel for both of these belief systems is the assumption that at their […]

On Miracles

On Miracles

“There are only two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle, The other is as though everything is a miracle. I believe in the latter.” — Albert Einstein In my family, I have the privilege/dubious distinction of being the eldest of 10 cousins on my father’s side of the […]

Kicked in the Teeth

Kicked in the Teeth

Something inside of me wants to find some grand meaning, some overarching purpose for the random string of events that make up my life. It would be easier to stomach the speeding ticket I got on Monday if I felt there were anything to be learned other than to invest in a radar detector if […]

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