Just a thought by Judith Martin-Straw

Echo in Chambers

With the first ‘live in council chambers’ meeting in years, a considerable amount of echo hindered the process. While there were actual legal discussions at the city council meeting on April 11, the business at …[READ MORE]

Just a thought by Judith Martin-Straw

The Paradigm Shift

In 1962, Thomas Kuhn published ‘The Structure of Scientific Revolutions’ and gave us the phrase ‘paradigm shift.’ It was soon everywhere; it migrated from science into pop culture. Any change in fashion, art, music or …[READ MORE]

Just a thought by Judith Martin-Straw

Writ Large

If you’ve never seen the short film “Powers of Ten” by revolutionary designers Charles and Ray Eames, it makes a brilliant point. What we see up close and what we see far off have an …[READ MORE]

Just a thought by Judith Martin-Straw

Reading Black History Month

With all the furor over banning books, forbidding ‘Critical Race Theory’ and the Republican campaign against thought, I decided to celebrate Black History Month by doing one of my favorite things; reading.   I learn more …[READ MORE]

Just a thought by Judith Martin-Straw

Not the Only One

I had my concerns, when the holiday was first added to the civic calendar, that there would be unfortunate side effects. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I have to offer that I have seen …[READ MORE]

Just a thought by Judith Martin-Straw

My Besties

Like most writers, I spend a great deal of time looking at a screen, reading it. When I sit down to get to business, I focus in on a pretty tight perimeter of email and …[READ MORE]

Just a thought by Judith Martin-Straw

Hope for the Holidays

It’s the media equivalent of peer pressure; the end of the year lists, round-ups and overviews on every platform. Some papers will tell you the best books to read, or the best movies to watch. …[READ MORE]