It’s important to begin by insisting something. I’m not a victim.

You and I are the sum of our experiences. It’s what gives us our worldview. It informs our attitudes about others and their behavior. We are what we’ve lived.

I’m not a victim, so don’t feel sorry for me.


Black Mirror is an amazing series about a near-future Earth, technology, and the human condition. I believe the writers have spot-on predicted the future of entertainment. Let’s get you set up for the reveal by reminding us of the present.

We live in a social media-fueled dumpster fire. By comparison…


There can be no civil society without institutions. That’s why I love them.

They are so close together.

I trust journalism and I love journalists, because they write fact-based and sourced stories about people, places and things. When they screw up, they go on record and retract or correct. The networks, cable and broadcast, do…


It’s becoming clearer everyday the Trump presidency is over. The Coronavirus and his bumbling through it will shaken the faith of enough fence-sitters that we can reasonably now count on 4 years of Joseph Robinette Biden, an executive branch bleached of loyalists, (funny we’re talking bleaching, given his penchant for…


If I was hiring a manager to oversee a crew of hardcore code writers, I can tell you the first person I would cross off my list: a developer.

I would hire someone skilled at communicating to and motivating humans who write code.

And that’s the reason your next boss…


…if what you want is to make a change in your world. Kenneth Cole had it all figured out.You idea might not make you wealthy, but it can def make your

Here’s his story, as told by Justin Kitch, the CEO of curious.com, …


Recently I finished a competitive and market analysis for a client looking to build a software product.

My research took me to many old and new Uber for Whatever companies. …


There’s a reason more and more of us are engaged in venomous conversations with people who used to be our friends, family and neighbors.

There are far too many facts flying around.

A communication theory developed in 1941 by philosopher Kenneth Burke long ago predicted this. It’s called “The Burkean…


Plenty of people like to throw shade on the “mainstream” media for their bias, falsehoods and agendas.

I don’t believe a word of it.

The professional description of journalism is stories about people, places and things, sourced and fact-checked. It’s just that simple.

The “conservative media” cannot be true journalism…


Americans are angry: with each other, with our president, and with the political parties. We’re shredding families and friendships based on what team we’re rooting for. We’re sizing up public behaviors with each other’s perceived political worldview. There’s a big bunch of white people having this surge of anger against…

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