Archive for October, 2011


Learning from the Past, No Matter How Painful


My world is ruled by the study of history and statistics. This is both a curse and a blessing. It is a blessing, because I have a strong foundation rooted in the history of this country and I take the information gained from the past to help me make decisions about the future. The curse comes when I can see the same paths being taken, because I’ve seen it happen before, and I know how that path will end.

Twice this week, I came to the realization that the past was repeating itself, and neither of the events I was reminded of ended well. What follows is the first of those realizations.

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The Media, Democracy & You


In a world where digital social networking has become the norm, and businesses scramble to harness its unimaginable power, there are both good and bad things to come from this revolution of communication. I do believe the good things to come out of this technology far exceed the bad, but the bad things seem to shine a light into the sometimes surprising darkness of the human condition.

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