Category Archives: Politics

From the Archives: in 2016 About What It Was Like in the Obama White House

Good God, this feels like a long time ago.  Several African American staffers spoke to me on what it was like to work in the Obama White House. ‘I Wanted to Be a Part of History’: What It Means to … Continue reading

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From the Archives: At WSJ on Nelson George in 2011

NEW YORK CULTURE Artist Films a Farewell to His Home Nelson George Looks Back to a Time When Fort Greene Spilled Over With Talent By Martin Johnson Updated April 28, 2011 12:01 a.m. ET “I call it black history with … Continue reading

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 12 On the Fringe

The Retail blog continues. https://medium.com/@martinjohnson_76387/life-on-aisle-2-this-is-what-plan-c-looks-like-episode-12-on-the-fringe-a4b6cc9308ea

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 8: The Narrative

Almost everyone who works in retail seeks some sort of validation (maybe everyone does but I only feel qualified to speak about journalism and retail professionals).  I have my strategies but sometimes they backfire. Here it is at Medium And … Continue reading

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 3 These are My Neighbors

If in 1988, when I first moved to the East Village, you told me that I’d be there for 30 years, I would have thought my life was a dream come true.  It is dreamy at times, but the East … Continue reading

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The New Blog Series: Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like

Two years ago as I tried to get a firmer grip on the unpredictable sequences of events that had defined my middle age, I launched The Do Over, a blog that wondered if 56 is the new 26.  It is … Continue reading

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The Gender Pieces at Medium

I set up this blog to be an archive of my published work, but during the last year or so, I’ve been cheating on it.  I took an account at Medium and began using it to publish pieces that were … Continue reading

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