New relationships

Third text of the day, beginning to feel like I was being ghosted. Tried calling and went to voice mail after all the chances to answer. Now I was starting to get upset! Used to have everyone answer my texts or voice mails in a timely manner. I…


A new life begins.

Decided to stop by a local tavern on the way home from work, have a beer, and shoot a couple of games of pool. Met a man who played well, battled for a couple of hours trading wins, and one mistake gave the other the chance to run the table…


Fate can be so cruel.

I was making coffee and she asked, “Is the coffee ready?” Replying yes and poured fresh coffee into the cup being held out. We ended up making three cups for her and friends. Going about the task of continuing to help with the coffee service…


Planning the game of pool play.

From the corner of my eye, you just made your fourth shot in a row a game between you and whom I found out later to be your mom. Called to the table and winning your first ever APA match (American Poolplayers Association), you…


Book Review

A Review and Discussion

Vincent Triola, the author of Memories of Emily and Move, writes or co-writes Coast to Coast articles.

While not an avid reader of historical fiction, The Coronation by Justin Newland surprised me with a diverse blend of history, myth, and spirituality. Beginning 1761, during Russian occupation of East Prussia, a…


Public Administration

The Role of the USDA

Vincent Triola, the author of Memories of Emily and Move, writes or co-writes Coast to Coast articles.

Policy disconnect can occur at all levels of implementation. One of the largest policy disconnects has occurred within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA mission, “We provide leadership on food…


Environmental Science Terms and Definitions

Understanding Environmentalism

Vincent Triola, the author of Memories of Emily and Move, writes or co-writes Coast to Coast articles.

Environmental science often seems daunting but this is due to the jargon and language that has grown around this field. To understand environmental science more effectively, one needs to have a working knowledge…


Environment

An Overview of the Issues & Solutions

Vincent Triola, the author of Memories of Emily and Move, writes or co-writes Coast to Coast articles.

Climate change is a complex comparison of many different geological, atmospheric, and ecological sources. Often the viewpoint of climate change is distilled into an oversimplification of global warming. Global warming is mostly understood…


Corporate Sustainability

The Argument for a Sustainability Strategy

Vincent Triola, the author of Memories of Emily and Move, writes or co-writes Coast to Coast articles.

Fossil fuels and other limited resources have spawned many ideologies concerning sustainable practices. Often these practices are aimed at reducing the use fossil fuels through measures such as recycling and energy reduction. These…

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