Author Archives: Amy Mittelman

How to Behave at an Academic Conference

I recently attended the ADHS 2017 conference. I have attended many conferences over the years and chaired many panels. These are my observations about how to have a successful panel at an academic conference. As chair you have to keep … Continue reading

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Schedule Update

My faithful readers may have noticed that I have been blogging a little more frequently recently. I have been blogging every Friday since the beginning of 2017. I have deviated from the pattern for two reasons. I did a bunch … Continue reading

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Understanding Addiction

Last Thursday I attended a seminar on “Understanding addiction.” The Institute for Natural Resources sponsored the one day seminar which was a way for nurses and other medical professionals to collect continuing education credits. Much of the material was familiar … Continue reading

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Our Revolution MA and the State Democratic Convention

June 2nd and 3rd I was in Worcester, attending the State Democratic Convention. I attended all of the events that Our Revolution MA held. They had eight amendments to the platform of which four passed. Our Revolution also had two … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Alcohol Task Force

Tuesday I attended a public hearing of the Massachusetts Alcohol Task Force. Deb Goldberg, the State Treasurer, created the task force to look at the laws and regulations governing the alcohol beverage industry. About fifteen people were present and about … Continue reading

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Basic 4 Figure Skating

Yesterday I passed Basic Skills Level 4 in figure skating. I have been trying to pass this level for at least three years so it feels like a real accomplishment. I posted about passing on Facebook and now realize a … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Democratic State Convention

Today I am going to the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. I was elected as an alternate but I will actually be serving as a delegate because some of the elected delegates are not going. In 1992 I went to the … Continue reading

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Colorado Beer

Every day I get alerts from Google about beer. Recently an item about  an event in Texas caught my eye.  A beer store was having a tasting of Colorado beer from Left Hand Brewing.  The notice reminded me that Left … Continue reading

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Are We Rome?

We are currently in a period where macro brewers are buying craft brewers in an attempt to capture some portion of that market. Heineken becoming the sole owner of Lagunitas is a recent example. Heineken is the second largest brewer … Continue reading

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Abortion is Legal but Television Doesn’t Know That

Last Sunday I watched an episode of Madam Secretary, a show on CBS. One of the characters, Daisy, played by Patina Miller, is pregnant. This episode was the first time her pregnancy was mentioned. The character is single  and her … Continue reading

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