Corona Virus Diary 11: Every Week Tonight

June 10th, 2020

The phrase “police brutality” has been part of my vocabulary since at least 1968. That is the year that the Democratic Presidential Convention faced immense political challenges inside the International Amphitheatre and protesters clashed with…

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Corona Virus Diary 10: My House Is Divided

June 2nd, 2020

A while back I received a cryptic email from one of my brothers, J. I have some information that is very important for you to hear.  I am pretty sure you won’t like it but…

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Corona Virus Diary 9: Elvirus

May 22nd, 2020

This morning, I found an ear of deer corn dug into one of the pots of newly planted begonias. We are assuming the culprit is Elvirus, but it could have been a squirrel. We have…

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About LNB Associates

I once joked that a life of varied experiences has left me with a body of information that resembles the Platte River—“a mile wide and an inch deep.” A voyage down unexpected tributaries and over uncharted seas has certainly gained me a competitive edge in games of trivia as well as a certain confidence that I can manage small talk on almost any subject. It has, moreover, given me the expertise, provided the content and inspired the imagination that I have brought to my clients since 2000.

Recent Posts

Corona Virus Diary 8: Essential Services?

What the heck is with the fixation on the beauty parlor? You’d think that hairdressers were emotional support animals, for all the anxiety that separation from them has generated. Talking heads on news programs apologize for their disheveled appearances and...

Corona Virus Diary 7: The Cure For What Ails Us

We all know the six symptoms of COVID19: Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fever Chills Muscle pain Sore throat New loss of taste or smell I know the symptoms, certainly. Yet, even though it is my sixty-eighth pollen season-- my car is green with dust...

Corona Virus Diary 6: Halting the Erosion

Apparently, the president believes that ultraviolet light, shone on one’s skin or, through some miracle of engineering, on one’s innards, will cure COVID-19. I, on the other hand, am pretty sure the only thing significant exposure to UV rays will do is give me skin...

Corona Virus Diary 5: The Most Vulnerable

We got a call from my Dear One’s children today. The nursing facility in Pennsylvania where his elder daughter lives, despite having been quarantined for six weeks, is now reporting cases of COVID-19. M is sixty-four and frail: a lifetime of poor nutrition, drug use...

Corona Virus Diary 4: Safely Stocking the Larder

I have long disliked going to the grocery store. From the time I was twenty and in my first apartment I made a list based on a strict budget, went in, collected items, paid up and got out. My mother loathed going to the store with me. I was boring, she complained. I...

Services Provided

Creation of original passages (nonfiction and fiction) for K-12 reading programs

Adaptation of passages in the public domain for K-12 reading programs

Items and passages for standardized tests

Travel writing

Encyclopedia entries and general-interest articles

Art criticism, exhibition reviews and artist interviews

Art museum catalogue entries, interpretive materials and family guides

General editing and copyediting