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Shana Goldberg

IJN Assistant Publisher | shana@ijn.com

Coincidence?

Do you believe in coincidence? Or is it that our minds are tuned into a topic so we notice overlaps? As a more rationalist-oriented thinker, I tend to the latter....

The greatest drummer you’ve never heard of

I’m not sure how or when I first came across the story of Jim Gordon, but it’s been one of my “rabbit holes” ever since. His story, unlike others I’ve...

Honey-vinegar

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5782 SECTION A PAGE 2 Adages, idioms and clichés are all part of the way we communicate, even if they aren’t all strictly true. Take “The...

Questions

A year-and-a-half into this pandemic, I still have so many questions. • • • Why were the new COVID vaccines fully approved in Switzerland months before they were...

Shameful

For the first time that I can remember I am ashamed to be American. When I lived overseas I was regularly confronted with knee-jerk anti-Americanism, most of which I...

‘Left on base’

Since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve had a new phone buddy. One of my nephews, home from school during lockdown, called me one morning with an update...

Mistake — or magic?

Have you ever heard of an eggcorn? Or Lady Mondegreen? Probably not, because neither of them are real. You have, however, most likely heard of Sergeant Pepper, even...

The magic is gone

The magic of the Olympics was lost for me in the early ‘90s, when the format changed to biennial from quadrennial. The appearance of the NBA Dream Team at that...

Clueless

Reading the recent Denver Post editorial of July 11 lauding the resurgence of downtown Denver, I cringed, embarrassed on behalf of industry colleagues who are so clearly...

Walking on the moon

Why was it so important that man walk on the moon? I write this as someone who wasn’t alive in 1969 and did not experience the thrilling and otherworldly experience...