About That Personal Responsibility

If you believe in the merit of personal responsibility, at some point, it's important to behave responsibly. Everybody is on the same team about the survival of small businesses. Everybody, even if the words coming out of their mouth or the policies implemented sound anti-business. There's literally no one who benefits from the death of …

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Checks/Balances

The US election system consists of a robust system of checks and balances. There are career professionals whose job it is to ensure every American's voice is heard fairly, both Republican and Democrat, swearing up and down that there was no wrongdoing. There's no evidence of fraud. None:  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/10/donald-trump-longshot-election-lawsuits and https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/10/us/politics/voting-fraud.html Almost every court case …

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Star Trek Solved Its Stuffy-Shirt Problem

Star Trek has traditionally had a stuffy-shirt problem, especially via fans of The Next Generation (think Picard/Riker/Data era). The ethics of the 24th-century Federation were so lofty as to seem unachievable and unrealistically idealistic to many. I grew up as one of those insufferably idealistic kids, espousing the virtues of Trek wherever I went (usually …

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It is OK to not be OK

Listen: things are not normal right now. It is OK to not be OK. A global pandemic, catastrophic fires exacerbated by climate change, a divisive election, ongoing political bickering amidst diminishing civility, human rights violations, and racial/caste injustice… In the face of unprecedented, unimaginable, unrelenting heartbreak it is OK to not be OK. Focus on …

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Lying is Incompatible with Leadership

The first duty of every leader is to the truth. There is no faster method to completely undermine the efforts of your smartest people than to obfuscate, distract, distort, or dissemble. There's no more egregious waste than that of resources dedicated to the pursuit of a false premise. "Good deception" or leading an enemy on, …

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I’m A Dinosaur (in an NPS-sponsored audio drama art project)

About 3 years ago, I lent my voice to an audio drama art project for and about Badlands National Park. I play a Pteranodon 😀 My fellow Outpost - A Star Trek Fan Production voice actor Eleiece Krawiec plays Julia Jessie Walker. I'm tremendously proud of this project and glad it's finally getting out there. Apparently, KUNM-FM (Albuquerque) is going to be broadcasting …

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