Robert Travers

Robert Travers

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481 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Tuesday Evening Open T... · 8 replies · +1 points

Sounds like everyone is having a swell day. Let me add to it. Just found out my mom's CNS Primary Lymphoma tumor is back in her brain, seven years after her first tumor. She lost about 50 percent of her cognitive functioning after that one, and she'll probably lose half of what little ability she hs now. No treatment means certain death within two months. We're fighting, of course. I just feel sooo bad for her."Will I lose my dignity/Will Someone care/Will I Wake tomorrow from this nightmare."

481 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Tuesday Evening Open T... · 1 reply · +1 points

What day are your tix? I have three for the 27th.

481 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Meet the New Crasstalk... · 0 replies · +1 points

Cool! Thanks for your time, everyone. I need to start writing again. I've been away because of a family health crisis and a heavy teaching schedule, but I want to get going again. My mother has been in and out of the hospital with a brain tumor and the chemo is not going well this time. Do not get old, CT Nation, do not get old. ____Anyway, the problem is I had my login info on a hard drive that has since crashed and I can't remember the submission details. Something something on WordPress something or other. I think. ____So can one of the editors email me that info and I'll start submitting fascinating stories of great human pathos and insight once again? I'm at rtravers63@gmail.com. Or who can I email to get the login information?

481 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Question of the Day: F... · 0 replies · +1 points

Not cliched at all. That book is a classic. What gets me about the book is the reporting. Krakauer knew almost nothing when he started. Just that a hiker was found in a bus in Alaska. He worked backwards from there. Brilliant book. Phenomenal movie.

481 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Question of the Day: F... · 3 replies · +3 points

"In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote
"Into The Wild" by Jon Krakauer
"Too Big to Fail" by Andrew Ross Sorkin

Couldn't pick just one. But all three are so good. The Capote book is the most frightening thing I've ever read to this day. The Sorkin book let me understand The Great Recession and the Krakauer is an amazing piece of forensic reporting, one of the most compelling adventure stories/cautionary tales ever.

481 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Dispatches from Canada... · 0 replies · +1 points

Just watch the playoffs. A good overtime game will make all the mess go away.

483 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Friday Happy Hour Open... · 1 reply · +2 points

I so need to write something for Crasstalk. I haven't done anything in three weeks. Partially because work took over my life and partially because of a family health emergency, but both issues have settled back into their normal states of low simmer and I need to be creative again. So, my goal is to have one or pieces completed by the end of the weekend.

484 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - No One Should Ever Go ... · 1 reply · +2 points

Yeah, I still want my medical doctors to have graduate degrees. I really don't want a 22-year-old with a degree in Biology from Pepperdine operating on my brain.

486 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Wednesday Evening Open... · 0 replies · +1 points

I have the NCAA watching at work piece in the morning, and then I want to do a couple of newsy/feature type stories. Anyone have have any ideas? Something that's been under the radar, but needs to be out there?

486 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - How to Properly Nurtur... · 1 reply · +1 points

That's the one thing this site has been missing. A bit o' the old attitude, eh?