Newley’s Notes 86: Alexander’s FML Day; The Wonders of Aging; On Owning Music; Tears as Signals

Edition 86 of my email newsletter, Newley’s Notes, went out to subscribers Saturday. To get these weekly dispatches delivered to your inbox before I post them, enter your email address here. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi friends, thanks for reading Newley’s Notes. After some cool winter months, the weather […]

Ashley, 2008-2017

This is a post I hoped I would never have to write. Long-time readers will remember Ashley, our beloved Bangkok street dog, whom we adopted in 2009. About two weeks ago, on March 7, Ashley died after a brief illness. Above is a photo from the day we adopted her from an organization that rescued […]

Facebook Live Video: A Colleague and I Talk Trump, H-1B Visas

I mentioned in this in my most recent Newley’s Notes, but wanted to embed the video here in an individual post. On Friday my colleague Eric Bellman and I discussed Pres. Trump and potential restrictions on H-1B skilled worker visas. The video is embedded above and on The Wall Street Journal Facebook page here. Click […]

Newley’s Notes 85: Me Talking Trump and Visas; BBC’s Viral Classic; Barca: Amazing; Micro-meteorites

Edition 85 of my email newsletter, Newley’s Notes, went out to subscribers Saturday. To get these weekly dispatches delivered to your inbox before I post them, enter your email address here. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi friends, thanks for reading Newley’s Notes. Apologies for the delay in sending this […]

Hate Fake News? Subscribe to a Newspaper

I’m not sure where I found it, but I came across this excellent column from November by Leonard Pitts, Jr. It begins: There is good news on fake news. As you doubtless know, the proliferation thereof has people fretting. President Obama has dubbed it a threat to democracy. And there is a rising demand for […]

H-1B Visas and Trump: Round-up of My Recent WSJ Stories

I’ve been writing a lot in the last few months about the H-1B skilled worker visa program, which thousands of people, mainly Indians, use to work in the U.S. The program was designed to allow companies to hire workers for jobs they can’t fill locally, like those demanding sophisticated tech skills. But some say firms, […]

Newley’s Notes 84: Neemrana Trip, Trappist-1 Discovery, Brian Eno on Music

Edition 84 of my email newsletter, Newley’s Notes, went out to subscribers the week before last. (I’ve been delayed in posting it here.) It’s below. To get these weekly dispatches delivered to your inbox before I post them, enter your email address here. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi friends, […]