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Naked and Afraid

Naked and Afraid

Naked and Afraid – Like many, I took some time off around the Labor Day holiday to recharge. For me, that entails being a couch potato and finding the most mindless stuff possible to binge-watch. This time around, the remote landed on Naked and Afraid, a reality show on the Discovery Channel where a man and a woman (who don’t know each other) agree to be dropped off together in a remote part of the world, totally naked, and try

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Reflecting on Labor Day

Reflecting on Labor Day

On Celebrating Labor – Labor Day seems to be the most misunderstood of our national holidays, and thus never seems to get the respect it deserves. To me, Labor Day was always just a long weekend marking the unofficial end of summer, a day I celebrated with family and friends in our backyards, drinking sangria and lamenting about how fast another summer had flown by. But a closer look at the origins of Labor Day, and the people who have

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On Integrity, Transparency, and Freedom of Expression

On Integrity, Transparency, and Freedom of Expression

In the 1930s, IBM began working with the Nazi regime, selling them punch-card equipment and technology used to catalog information about people. As the war progressed and the technology was enhanced, the relationship between IBM and the Nazis remained intact, and eventually every concentration camp used these punch cards to identify and track the millions of people shipped into those camps. It was the most advanced technology of its kind at the time, and it is widely believed that without

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The “N” Word

The “N” Word

On the “N” Word – Admittedly, when I first heard the Papa John’s story surrounding its founder’s use of the “n” word, I thought the company had overreacted. He didn’t use the word to refer directly to any person or group, but instead used it on a strategy call with his marketing company about how Papa John’s could distance itself from racist groups, stating that “Colonel Sanders called blacks [the “n” word] and never faced any backlash.” He did not

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On Abortion

On Abortion

On Abortion – The recent nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to become a Justice of the United States Supreme Court has brought the issue of abortion front and center once again. In an incredibly divisive world, abortion is probably the most divisive issue, as it strikes a visceral chord with folks on both sides. As a lawyer, I decided to take a close look at how the law surrounding abortion has developed and share my observations with all of you. A

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Q2 Roundup of Your Most Compelling Comments

Q2 Roundup of Your Most Compelling Comments

Q2 Roundup – Summer’s here, which means Q2 is just about wrapping up. With no shortage of current events to blog about, I’ve received many passionate responses to my blog posts these past few months – many of which gave me an interesting new perspective. I really enjoy hearing from readers – thank you for sharing your thoughts. I’ll be back to blogging in July – and until then, here are some of the most thought-provoking and personal comments I received.

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Howard Stern, the Riddle

Howard Stern, the Riddle

On Howard Stern – Over the last few weeks I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time wrestling with my relationship with Howard Stern. I don’t have any personal connection to him, but I’ve been a listener over the years as I find him to be a great interviewer. And so, like many others, I check out his channel while driving to see who he has on. If it’s someone interesting, I listen; if it’s one of his antics, I typically move along. Over

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The Invisible Hand of Capitalism

The Invisible Hand of Capitalism

On Capitalism – Here we sit on the heels of another school shooting, and another 10 dead, and we remain paralyzed as a country about what to do. If it were money at stake instead of lives, our capitalist system would likely find a way to fix the problem overnight. We recently saw this with #MeToo – for decades, powerful corporations didn’t care that innocent women were being abused and victimized, because the men abusing those women were making those corporations

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

On Sex Addiction: Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15). The facts leading up to the resignation of disgraced New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman expose that we are suffering from an epidemic of sex addicts who have worked their way into the most powerful positions in society to enhance their opportunities to prey on women. These elite sex addicts work in the same manner as common sex addicts, only their positions raise the stakes much higher, which adds

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Remembering an American Icon

Remembering an American Icon

On Barbara Bush – I had the opportunity to meet Barbara Bush, along with her husband George H.W. Bush, aboard a Valentine’s Day cruise in February 1993, right after Bush had lost the election to Bill Clinton. I recall it as sort of a magical moment in my life, as I had served in the Marines under President Reagan and Vice President Bush and considered them to be American heroes. Her husband was the first President I ever voted for, and in part

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