Is Right Wrong? Is Wrong Right?

I’ve spent a great deal of my professional career utilizing a skill set where I am able to synthesize and process information and opinions from hundreds, sometimes thousands of people, and dispassionately distill the material takeaways to invested parties.  I’m even able to do that when I have a room full of a dozen or … Read more

Artificial Intelligence. Very Human Greed.

It’s been one heckuva yAIr–er, year, if you’re in any world that’s impacted by tech.  Which, means, of course, if you’re currently a citizen of Earth, and are an actual human being. If references to those kind of qualifiers seem either alarmist or simplistic, well, chalk it up to my relative naivity in all manners … Read more

Se Habla Fascism?

A politically astute friend of mine recently confided to me that she is actively tuning out her usual fixation with newspapers, TV and social media, and she pointed out a couple of recent events as to why.  She is a proud “Nooyahrican” by her own definition and also has family roots with the Cuban community … Read more

Focus On Their Realities, Not Yours.

You probably know I’m a champion of research, particularly when it’s conducted by professionals without agendas and with the forethought of mitigating as many extraneous variables as possible to make the findings more representative.  I first became exposed to the workings of Rich Thau during the outset of the pandemic, when he regularly conducted detailed … Read more

There Goes Mr. Jordan. For Now.

I’ve never been able to get into wrestling, much as I love all sports.  And no, I’m not talking about the likes of WWE, which as we know is scripted performance art that emphasizes the E, “entertainment” way more than the second “W”. I’m talking about rassling, as the quiet, socially awkward dude who was … Read more

Curb Your Criticism. For Now.

It’s another fall before a Presidential election, and once again we have an outsider with some radical views declaring his intention to run for the office of President of the United States.  This time, thankfully, no “golden escalator” was in sight.  All I saw in the background of yesterday’s annoucement from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. … Read more

This Time, It’s Personal

Like so many American Jews, the images that played through my news and social media feeds yesterday were both sobering and disturbing.  On the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the Yom Kippur war–on a Shabbat, on the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah–we saw the news of Hamas’ attack on Israel.  As of this writing, … Read more