How Covid-19 Isolation Made Me Facebook Addict

Cleveland Plain Dealer November 10, 2020

Paul Keane

Five months of Covid-isolation have turned me into an addict. I didn’t intend for this to happen, but it did. I am addicted to facebook “likes” and “comments”.

Psychiatrists call what I am experiencing a “dopamine feedback loop”. That means that…

Twenty-five years of student names and classes, my entire career: 2,280 students, 1986–2012

Paul Keane

The Valley News

When I apprenticed as a high school teacher in 1986 at Whitcomb High’s English Department in Bethel, Vermont, I was 42 years old, not exactly a wet-behind-the-ears kid fresh out of college.

It was definitely a mid-life career change, and a friend’s wife, who…

A scene from Thornton Wilder’s The Long Christmas Dinner

Why I’ve drafted instructions to give the ventilator to someone else: Paul Keane

Posted Mar 22, 2020 Cleveland Plain Dealer

by Guest Columnist,

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vermont — In this coronavirus pandemic, I will not be depriving a younger person of a ventilator, also known as a breathing machine…

Paul Keane

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