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Justifiable Schadenfreude

Any thought I had about perhaps being a big enough person not to revel in a little schadenfreude went right out the window when my friend Steve Smolinsky emailed me this headline a few weeks ago. 222 more words

Public Affairs

Most of news spread on Social Media likely unverified

Monday was the 2014 Boston Marathon.  Many used the opportunity to reassess the tragic experience of 2013 to identify lessons learned. I found of particular interest an… 1,195 more words

Public Affairs

Recognizing Recognition

Oftentimes individuals are given recognition for things that, in all honesty, don’t need to be or shouldn’t be recognized. Whether this recognition comes through compensation for work, activities they do, or even the position of role model they have assumed. 662 more words

'Pseudo' Philosophy

I Wish You'd Been There

I really wish you had been with me in the mayor’s office.

I was in Darrington, Washington, the small logging town hit hard by the March 22 mudslide that destroyed much of the nearby community of Oso. 879 more words

Life In General

Why Your Kids Should Be Playing Video Games

A new study from Pew Internet Research Project may put parents’ worries about video games to rest. Like all technology, video games have evolved over the years and games are becoming more of a productive and social environment for children. 315 more words


“The ‘social responsibility’ crowd are merely apologists in denial.” | Realists Winning Out In Public Affairs Dichotomy

Following my announcement of Thursday evening’s #prdebate Twitter discussion, I received a number of private messages from mid-ranking lobbying professionals giving me their own off-the-record – and quite frankly, very… 563 more words