At this year’s Thanksgiving holiday it’s best to avoid certain topics that can lead to anger and arguments. As usual, you should refrain from discussing religion and politics. Also, try to avoid the following:

Football: Gathering around the television to watch the NFL is as American as Apple Pie. So…

This was the exact moment they turned me back on

Facebook and you.

I couldn’t publish Monday’s edition of NextDraft because I was in the midst of a nearly three day power outage caused by a transformer that was no match for the combo atmospheric river and bomb cyclone that rolled through town. It took my always-on, internet-dependent family about…

You Talk Too Much

Hush. Shush. Give it a rest. Put a cork in it. Dummy up. Don’t speak. Shut your trap. Pipe down. Can it. Hold your tongue. Keep mum. Put a sock in it. Button your lip. Stop speaking. Take the fifth. Cut the chatter. In short, STFU…

Back to where it all began.

Get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged. But before you go, be sure to pack sunscreen and a plenty of water. It turns out that the cradle of civilization is barely habitable. WaPo takes you back where civilization emerged between…

On Facebook’s New Name

Once, when I was at Beyonce concert, she was hoisted from the main stage and placed on a round platform in the middle of the crowd where she performed the song, Say My Name. At one point, she paused, held the microphone towards a guy pressed…

Today’s top story from NextDraft

Can you learn to be a master at something by getting advice from a master? In some ways, that’s the promise of the increasingly popular Masterclass, where folks who are great at things share some of their pro tips. It’s like Cameo for A-listers. “Wayne…

Today’s top story from NextDraft

British R&B band Soul II Soul partly foreshadowed this moment with their lyric, Back to life, back to reality…However do you want me, however do you need me. But as we emerge from the pandemic, fewer employees are waiting around to see how their employers…

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The top story from NextDraft on Oct 14, 2021

It’s pretty bad when you’re vaccinated, everyone you love is vaccinated, and you know full well how important Covid vaccinations are, but you still keep cravenly pretending mandates and other efforts to get past this pandemic are attacks on freedom and…

Lead Story for NextDraft, Oct 13, 2021.

The chip shortage has slowed everything down, but the electric cars are coming. Nearly all of the big carmakers are on board and the shift to electric has led to several new carmakers entering the fray. The big question is how our electric grids will handle the additional load when they often fail to handle the current one. “America’s electric grid will be sorely challenged by the need to deliver clean power to those cars. Today, though, it barely functions in times of ordinary stress, and fails altogether too often for comfort, as widespread blackouts in California, Texas, Louisiana and elsewhere have shown.” WaPo (Gift Article for ND Readers): Plug-in cars are the future. The grid isn’t ready.

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Dave Pell

I write NextDraft, a quick and entertaining look at the day’s most fascinating news.

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