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Glen McDaniel
Glen McDaniel is a freelance writer who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a clinical lab scientist by training and has been a hospital COO among other things. He holds a masters degree in clinical chemistry and an MBA in healthcare administration. He believes in the use of politics and government for the public good and in our responsibility to be resilient- even as we empathize with others who are less so. His interests include ethics, mediation and public service. He has also commented at Huffington Post as Aquarius52. His website is

Entries by Glen McDaniel

Lessons Learned From the American Independence

(1) Comments | Posted July 4, 2015 | 5:10 PM

On July 4, 1776, the United States declared independence from Britain and a vigorous new democracy was born. This year, we celebrate our 239th birthday, and our Founding Fathers are probably doing somersaults from the grave and sputtering in wonderment, "Who knew?"

When American patriots defied king, crown, a powerful...

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Ditch Your New Year's Resolution for a Vision

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 10:28 PM

We are just a few hours into the new year and this is traditionally the time when resolutions are made and executed. Some people are pressured into resolving to do better because it is what is expected. Others sincerely pledge to make some positive change in their lives.


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How We Make Decisions on Issues Like Ferguson

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 11:29 AM

It is interesting that in assessing the situation in Ferguson, individuals tend to retreat to their separate opinion corners. It appears you have to be either pro Mike Brown or pro Darren Wilson. More commonly opinions are expressed in terms of which team (or individual) is a demon and which...

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Why I Wont Watch 12 Years a Slave

(24) Comments | Posted March 16, 2014 | 5:29 PM

Ok, so I am one of the few people in the country who will pass on seeing the movie 12 Years a Slave. This blockbuster has won numerous awards culminating with prestigious Oscars for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. From the buzz, it appears...

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6 Secrets of Giving a Good Speech

(2) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 9:25 AM

After years of speaking to groups of all sizes, I still do not think I have it down completely. I am not nervous generally, but I still obsess while preparing and I am sometimes left wondering if I really hit my target.

I had to really think hard, therefore, when...

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Geogia Voters Adopting Operation Chaos

(3) Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 6:45 PM


It took me all of 10 minutes to cast my vote Tuesday in Georgia. Arriving at Kimberly School in Southwest Atlanta I was surprised to see a packed parking lot.

Inside the polling station all 5 processing tables and the 15...

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Lessons Learned From The King's Speech

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2011 | 7:31 PM


This year's Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards (and nominated for 12 Oscars),was
The King's Speech, the story of King George VI of England who was suddenly forced to ascend the throne when his brother Edward VIII abdicates for...

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After Swastika Incident, Rep. Scott Holds Health Care Town Hall

(9) Comments | Posted August 17, 2009 | 1:15 PM

In Jonesboro, Georgia, an energized crowd of about 700 gathered to attend a town hall meeting organized by Congressman David Scott. Scott, an African American Blue Dog Democrat, represents a largely white area. A few days after a recent town hall meeting where Scott lectured some in the crowd for...

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My Experience Early Voting in Georgia

(2) Comments | Posted October 31, 2008 | 4:19 PM

Early voting is proceeding at record rates in Atlanta, Georgia. After being intimidated by the long lines at voting places such as the Fulton County main and district offices, I decided to be brave and stick it out this morning. After all, advance voting was now available at...

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