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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Recent Global Posts
Whitney Hopler wrote a new post, Wellness with Whitney: Walking Helps Thinking – Ideas, on the site Whitney Hopler 1 day, 18 hours 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 […]
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While hiking through the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park, I noticed a memorial to a woman who had passed away. Some of her loved ones had placed her photo, a note, and a cross inside a pocket in the trunk […]
Three former western Soviet republics–Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova–now find themselves torn between the European Union and the increasingly assertive Russia. This volume, Europe’s Last Frontier?, […]
I am a longtime fan of Prince, probably since the early 80’s. I loved “1999” and “Little Red Corvette” but truly fell in love with Prince with the entire album of Purple Rain. I had the tape during the late 80’s […]
Addiction is a widespread issue in our society. We’re all prone to developing addictions, because we’re all tempted to seek fulfillment in someone or something else besides God. The list of what we can become […]
Whitney Hopler wrote a new post, Renewing Your Mind: Body, Mind, and Spirit Connections, on the site Whitney Hopler 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Emotional stress can lead to physical pain. The body, mind, and spirit are connected in ways that affect each other when there’s a problem with one part of the system. Fortunately, the angels who answer our […]
Lisa Hutchins wrote a new post, Chickarees, German Spies and an Impossible English Word, on the site Lisa Hutchins 1 month, 3 weeks ago
by Lisa Hutchins
There are two signature sounds of the Colorado mountain forests: the call of the Steller’s jay and the rat-a-tat-tat warning of the pine squirrel or chickaree. Who hasn’t been surprised ou […]
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