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The Month of July 2021

Periodically, we go through this existential moment when working on the Whittaker Report wondering does anyone read it?  So, if you enjoy reading it, please drop us a note.  We would love to hear from you. Whew, what a month it has been. After celebrating the Fourth of July, I attempted to take the first week of July as PTO (personal time off).  But, it turned into a list of projects to do...

Waves of the Pandemic

As we walk in the second year of the global pandemic, the gravity of its ripple effect on the economy and humanity has induced a damage that might take us longer to recover than was expected. While most of the developed nations have somewhat recovered from the pandemic, and much of the population is vaccinated, some parts of the world are still struggling. Nepal, one of the developing nations...

What is an Artist Incubator?

Seven years ago, I wrote an article for the Whittaker Report which outlined the summer internship goal of discovering a "Holy Grail Algorithm" which would presumably predict the future. While I remain naive regarding the scope of this goal, I acknowledge that perhaps our time frame was misconceived. Now, armed with a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science from Kalamazoo College, I...
What is an Artist Incubator?

What is an Artist Incubator?

Seven years ago, I wrote an article for the Whittaker Report which outlined the summer internship goal of discovering a "Holy Grail Algorithm" which would presumably predict the future. While I remain naive regarding the scope of this goal, I acknowledge that perhaps...

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A Lost Companion

A Lost Companion

I never understood the true relationship between me and my dog until very recent. I have a vague memory of my mom bringing a small white fluffy puppy home in the summer of 2007. I was really not fond of the idea of owning a dog and having to stay under the same roof....

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“That” Friend

“That” Friend

The older I get, I realize it’s more difficult to find friends with which to develop meaningful relationships. Growing up, it was easy to meet new people when every day was a new experience. Our friend groups consisted of other neighbor kids, children of our parent’s...

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Concern, Gratitude, and Joy

Concern, Gratitude, and Joy

Spring's sprung here in Holland MI. It is a delight to see the tulips blooming, the green leaves emerging on the trees, and the brown grass turn green again as I experience the last vestiges of winter followed by a cool spring. The Tulip Festival here is spectacular...

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, Now More Than Ever!

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, Now More Than Ever!

“Teamwork makes the dream work.” It is such a simple statement, yet it evokes ambition, hope and positivity. It is such a wonderful feeling to work in an environment that promotes teamwork. From the outside, it is easy to spot a workplace where employees are happy and...

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This Planet Deserves Better

This Planet Deserves Better

There is no doubt that pollution is a key triggering factor for climate change. We, in the past decade, have seen a change in climate and the destruction we have created in the environment. Global warming, a major cause behind the climate crisis faced by the world...

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Developing Your Skills with MasterClass

Developing Your Skills with MasterClass

A couple years ago, I invested in a subscription to the streaming platform MasterClass. The service offers online classes from world-renowned professionals that are considered some of the best in their field of work. An annual subscription grants you access to over...

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What is an Artist Incubator?

Seven years ago, I wrote an article for the Whittaker Report which outlined the summer internship goal of discovering a "Holy Grail Algorithm" which would presumably predict the future. While I remain naive regarding the scope of this goal, I acknowledge that perhaps...

read more

When the storm rolls in

I was sitting on my front porch observing the dark clouds roll in as my dog, Ari, played in the yard. Growing up in the Midwest, it’s what we always did – witness the gray-black storm clouds billow across the horizon, watch for lightning in the distance, then count...

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