Jeff Simons is a former Associated Press reporter with more than 30 years experience as a journalist and technical report writer. In addition to his professional writing experience, Jeff is an Associate Adjunct Professor with the University of Maryland’s distance education program.
Over the past three decades Jeff has published articles on a broad range of topics including environmental engineering, music, art, film, travel, crime, poverty, and politics. In addition, Jeff also co-wrote several high school textbooks during his tenure as a content editor with an Ohio educational publishing company. As a journalist and professor, Jeff has lived and worked in Japan, Okinawa, South Korea, and throughout the United States. Much of his travel writing has been inspired by his adventures in the U.S. Southwest and Central and South America.
Jeff lives with his wife Amanda and their beloved dog Ellie in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
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Written by: Brenda (B.K.) Walker
(My first attempt at flash fiction)
She sat quietly staring into the deep blue abyss just inches from her face. It was as if there were only she and the blue […]
Whitney Hopler wrote a new post, Wellness with Whitney: Walking and Thinking – Moods, on the site Whitney Hopler 6 days, 21 hours ago
If you’re in a bad mood and want to improve it, take a walk.
Walking for 30 minutes boosts people’s moods by increasing their feelings of well-being, according to a University of Texas research study. Even […]
Whitney Hopler wrote a new post, Wellness with Whitney: Walking and Thinking — Memory, on the site Whitney Hopler 1 week, 6 days ago
Want to improve your memory? Take a walk.
Exercise such as walking helps the brain grow new cells — especially in the hippocampus region that relates to memory and cognition, says Preventive Medecine Research […]
Whitney Hopler wrote a new post, Wellness with Whitney: Walking and Thinking – Peace, on the site Whitney Hopler 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Need some more peace in your life? Take a walk.
Walking promotes a sense of peace by relaxing your mind. A Princeton University research study found that exercise such as walking reorganizes brain neurons, […]
Right after I wrote my last post (January 2016 “Taking Stock”), I got sick. Down-for-the-count sick. No longer do I have the bounce-back I did in my twenties. Or thirties. Okay, or even my forties. Gone are the […]
Become an exceptional manager; learn to motivate employees, communicate expectations effectively, and build great work teams. 10 Steps to Be A Successful Manager is a primer for on the job management […]
Whitney Hopler wrote a new post, Wellness with Whitney: Walking Helps Thinking – Concentration, on the site Whitney Hopler 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Having trouble concentrating? Take a walk.
Walking strengthens your mind as well as your body. A Harvard Medical School research study revealed that walking and other forms of regular exercise enhance […]
Whitney Hopler wrote a new post, Wellness with Whitney: Walking Helps Thinking – Ideas, on the site Whitney Hopler 1 month ago
Need a fresh idea? Take a walk.
The simple act of walking rejuvenates your mind as well as your body. A Stanford University research study found that people boosted their creative inspiration by an average of […]
What happens in the afterlife to people who commit suicide? Do suicide victims go to heaven? Or do their souls go to hell because they killed themselves? Suicide and heaven is a painful topic for grieving family […]
When we first moved here, we were initially elated and then dismayed at a grove of trees on our property. We’d hoped they were quaking aspens, much prized by homeowners and beloved emblem of the Ro […]