Burt Janz, Author at Granite Grok

Burt Janz

Burt Janz has lived in Nashua since receiving his Honorable Discharge from the US Navy.

It is Time for Social Media Regulation?

Way back in 2017 (it seems almost ancient history now) I wrote this “editorial” for another blog.  I don’t claim to be prescient, but it was obvious even back then that “social media platforms” were out of control.

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Masks vs Rights: The Constitution SHOULD Win, But…

I should never get into political discussions with co-workers, but…We started by discussing the communicability of the COVID-19 virus and whether masks were effective (he believes everyone should wear one – I believe that only those who are sick should wear a mask at all).

The Nashua Board of Aldermen Strikes Again

The mayor of Nashua, James Donchess, recently tested positive for Covid-19. This is the same mayor who implemented Nashua’s mandatory mask ordinance and has taken other extreme measures in the City.


Let’s Give them a Graduation Ceremony

We’ve all heard the term, closure.  It refers to a psychological resolution to a problem or an issue that allows a person to “move past” that problem or issue.  We use various terms to show how closure is achieved: the “5 stages of grief”, complete recovery from alcoholism or drug dependency, etc.

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So, What Does “Safe” Mean, Anyway?

We’ve heard a lot of talk about masks, social separation, constant washing of hands, etc. We’ve been told that these extra “protective measures” are needed “until it’s safe.”