Here's the cycle. Person A does something person B doesn't like. Person B gets hurt and calls them out on it. Person A gets mad at Person B. It happens to me over and over and over again. It's gotten to the point where I just expect it, like the...
I grew up in Paris reading the classic Tintin et Milou albums. I learned about some countries I had never been, and the best curse words I had never heard from Capitaine Haddock. Nobody in real life used his blasphemous words. As a...
A student in class last week raised his hand and asked me how Zara is successful without doing marketing. Even though it is early in the semester, I was horrified that I had not yet succeeded in teaching my students what marketing is....
There was a bumper sticker that was prevalent about a decade ago in Christian circles. It read, "God is not a democrat or republican." Despite its reductionist ethic, it communicated a unity amongst diversity that we seem to have lost. Read most online social platforms and your screen will be...
The post-Reconstruction South ushered in Jim Crow laws, systemically designed to condemn the black community to second-class citizenship. To counter this reality, several black communities across the country developed areas known as "Black Wall Street." These were financial nerve centers of economic development spurred by black entrepreneurs who sought to...
Voter ID Laws,
From Politico to Snapchat, Telemundo to Buzzfeed News, The Wall Street Journal to Hulu, a sporting event of historic proportions will captivate American viewers Monday night. For all the frenzy around this presidential Super Bowl, one would expect unprecedented levels of voter engagement. With every corner of the new media...
Howard K. Bass, EY Global Media & Entertainment Advisory Leader Advanced, data-driven advertising is a hot-button topic for the media industry these days, but many people are missing the point of what it really means. Too many experts are focused on technical platforms...
Some of these names might not be surprising. But each one should enlighten and encourage you to expand your mind about the possibilities within the booming cannabis industry. You and your family, especially if you're African American, now have a shot at the...
Donald Trump: Representative American According to the official narrative of this Presidential campaign, there are two Americas. One, while certainly flawed, is nonetheless essentially broad-minded, reasonable and tolerant. The other has a racist, anti-immigrant and misogynist core, broadened by resentful, unemployed industrial...
New York Times,
Roe v. Wade,
More Perfect Union,
If you can manage to ignore all the negative nonsense and partisan attacks and have followed Hillary's career knowing what she has accomplished over her nearly fifty years of dedicated public service you too may hear what I do when Hillary Clinton speaks. I am only sorry not everyone can...
Imagine a national renaming campaign, starting now. Imagine those with photoshop skills might change the name on the image of his tower to Twimp Towie.
Early voting has started in a number of states and we're getting the first hard data on actual voters. So, it is time to start digging into the data to get a sense of where the 2016 presidential election stands.
Pretty good shape for 90 - must be those G&Ts Last week we celebrated my father-in-law's 90th birthday. There was a time when even getting to 90 was a major achievement, and if someone were lucky enough to make it to 90,...
The food market closest to my home went out of business recently, and was replaced by a supermarket chain. In most respects, the new store is an improvement over the one it replaced, except for one thing: its pricing system is permeated by buy-one-get -one-free offers. I went to the...
Declaration Of Independence,
Black Lives Matter,
Pledge Of Allegiance,
Star Spangled Banner,
"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." - Samuel Johnson, 1775 Heated debate has arisen throughout the nation as a result of Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protest. Athletes and others are kneeling, sitting or, in at least one case, lying on the ground as the anthem plays. This protest has...
Dante The Divine Comedy,
Charles Sanders Peirce,
Signs And Signifiers,
In his wonderful The New Book of Forms, Lewis Turco tells us that poets "focus on mode, on language itself." Focusing on language, a poet in Turco's view is therefore an "artist of language; his or her concentration is upon the language itself."...
I wanted to take a moment to share my view that this new "progressive" conventional wisdom is dead-wrong: Dr. Lael Brainard would be an extraordinary addition to any incoming administration.
GPS for the Soul News
If a bull goes straight when the herd is crossing a road, then they will all go straight because he leads the way. The same among people. If the one who is thought to be the highest lives in goodness, the others do so too. The whole realm lives happily...
Don't Laugh At Me,
Dr. Charlotte K. Frank,
High School Of Music And Art,
March On Washington,
New York Chamber Ensemble,
New York Choral Society,
New York City,
Noel Paul Stookey,
Paul & Mary,
Peter Paul & Mary,
Robert De Cormier,
Songs Of Peter,
Blowin' In The Wind,
If i Had a Hammer,
Laguardia High School,
Puff The Magic Dragon,
Where Have All The Flowers Gone,
New York News
Blowin' in the Wind. Where Have all the Flowers Gone? If I had a Hammer. Puff the Magic Dragon. Are you singing along? Do you have a glorious picture in your mind of Peter Paul and Mary singing at the March on Washington? On Jack Benny? At countless rallies for...
"Gracious acceptance is an art -- an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving...Accepting another person's gift is...