Schadenfreude Isn’t A Sustainable Way of Life

As a country, we need to take a breath and deeply study what's occurred leading up to the events at the Capitol today to identify which leaders, systems, actions, and words have enabled this unprecedented, divisive, and irresponsible act of chaos and violence against democracy. Accountability is the first step, prevention is the next. Whataboutism …

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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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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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What kind of “normal” are we going to bring back?

We're being tested in a novel way, both in the kind of test that we are facing and in the duration of it. Because of the unique nature of this challenge, the difficulties of public policymaking and everyday societal failure points that lead to inequity are becoming VERY visible. Even with very good leadership functioning …

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Historical Perspective Is Neat

Historical perspective is a neat thing. I warn clients away from being armchair epidemiologists, and society doesn’t need yet another pundit on anything. So I’ll stay in my lane with three comments about the COVID19 shutdown protests: 1) as a humanist and a marketer, there’s a lot of cognitive dissonance around watching the protesters root …

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Is Burnout a Millennial-Only Trait? These are the robots of our discontent…

The article How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation has certainly made the rounds lately and boy oh boy did Anne Helen Petersen strike a chord. "When it came to the mundane, the medium priority, the stuff that wouldn’t make my job easier or my work better, I avoided it. I realized that the vast majority …

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