It may seem crazy to think that less than 50 years ago, women were not permitted to officially run the Boston Marathon. All that changed in 1967 when Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to wear a bib number while...
For decades, efforts to satisfy customers have been built around demographics - capitalizing on race, ethnicity, gender, income, and other attributes. Today, in this age of pervasive social media and two-way communication, the focus needs to get beyond demographics into personalities. Customer personalities define customer experience, and sets what they...
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Maybe this, together with all the dark talk of "rigged elections" from Trump will finally provide a dash of enthusiasm for Clinton, here at the homestretch -- it'd certainly be a fitting end to the most bizarre presidential campaign of everyone's lifetimes.
September's fundraising and spending by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump outpaced the numbers the candidates posted in any month so far. No surprise there. But the candidates' activity was still pretty punk compared to the previous two presidential races.
Perhaps Melly Still's remarkable Royal Shakespeare Company production of Cymbeline, William Shakespeare's romance period play -- unfolding in ancient Britain and written between 1608 and 1610 -- will be pertinent to American audiences now for the juicy fact that at its end it's about divisiveness, reconciliation and redemption. This, at...
I was recently sitting at a dinner and was speaking to a young expecting couple. For years, expecting parents have had high anxiety for their new infants especially high within the first month. I notice that expecting parents educate themselves to stay self-informed about child rearing and the newest ways...
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In the pantheon of uncomfortable, taboo and inappropriate conversation subjects, money ranks right at the top. Yet talking about finances with family, potential spouse or a close friend is often essential for one's stability, long term or short term. In this election year where economic stability has been frequently discussed,...
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Image credit: Wikimedia: Bidgee Even Better Than Ranked-Choice Voting In my previous post I argued that a scientifically oriented Pragmatic Party might make a nice replacement for a lobotomized and morally bankrupt Republican Party. I also mentioned that...
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One of my great joys as a tour guide is teaching art and architecture in a way that makes it both fun and meaningful. And a good way to do that is by building a Gothic church out of 13 tourists. Join me here with my happy tour...
History also shows that whenever there have been periods when enough of the country organizes and resists, we see movements of people and communities breaking through power. Progress is made. Rights are won. Education and literacy increase. Oppression is diminished.
This week I talked with country artist Brandon Stansell about his new EP and music video Slow Down. Stansell brings a fresh face to the country music scene and there's more that meets the eye with this crooner with Nashville roots breaking into the epicenter of his "California Country" sound.
What Trump's campaign has shown us is how much work we as a nation face to educate our own people to understand the diversity in the United States is a positive thing and a part of what makes us so great.
And how they helped me become a better parent. This post originally appeared on Gays With Kids. By David Blacker. As a child growing up in the eighties, I wasn't like the other boys. And not just because...
On Episode 5 of Point Blank, Alex talks to Professor Richard Walter, co-chairman of the graduate screenwriting program at UCLA, about the art of storytelling, breaking into the Hollywood movie scene, and collaborating with Star Wars mastermind George Lucas.
This weekend is my fourth birthday. Well, let me clarify. I'm a relatively mature 32 years old and frankly, I have enough life experience to easily double that number. But essentially, I wasn't born until four years ago. Four years ago I let go of a past that kept me...
As parents, we share some really big milestones with our children. There's riding that bike for the first time, braving the first day of school, or marching off to sleep-away camp. And, of course, there's the huge anxiety-provoking-and-incredibly-exciting moment of earning the first driver's license.
While solving murders was difficult, especially with corrupt cops, the police could make quick work out of the impoverished people out front in the public's eye -- burnishing the credibility of both politicians and the NYPD at the same time.
Witnessing his excitement, and happiness is something every parent hopes for their child, especially a parent of an autistic child, I just get to do it 60 feet underwater.
I know the analogy "life is like a journey" can be a tired old cliche, but as a parent, it really is the best metaphor you can use.