Using data to fact-check politicians

Using data to fact-check politicians

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in data, journalism | No Comments

Using data to fact-check politicians isn’t new. But as a reporter, it never gets old. At the March 16 round table in Sarasota with Gov. Rick Scott and area business leaders, he said something that set off my BS alarm. Economic development is happening “all across the state. It’s not just in one part of the […]

The difference between alone and lonely

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in dating, journalism | No Comments

Tonight I stumbled on a Washington Post post about the value of solitude: “My own interest is in people who are single at heart — those who live their best, most authentic and most meaningful lives by living single. My preliminary findings suggest that people who are single at heart don’t worry about being lonely; […]

2017

2017

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016 in journalism | No Comments

While I am epically sad that I’m not in Miami getting blitzed for Justin Bieber’s Fontainebleau show (it’s pronounced fontaine-BLERGH, by the way) I am ecstatic for 2017 if only because I have Justin Bieber tickets. And a whole 8 months to look forward to the show. New Year’s is always a reflective time of […]

That time I locked myself out on Thanksgiving

That time I locked myself out on Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in journalism | No Comments

This is just a story that I need recorded. On Thanksgiving morning, I ducked into the garage for a quick second to dump trash. When I turned around to return to freshly poured iced coffee and make a bowl of oatmeal, I was staring at a locked door. Panic, the type that makes your face […]

My favorite statistics explanation (and it involves food)

My favorite statistics explanation (and it involves food)

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Food, journalism | No Comments

On statistical sampling: “7. How can you possibly tell what millions of people think by asking just 1,000 or 2,000 respondents? In much the same way that a chef can judge a large vat of soup by tasting just one spoonful. Providing that the soup has been well stirred, so that the spoonful is properly […]