May 30, 2019
Democracies fall apart without a shared moral core. If the idea of a Democracy has no set of impenetrable values set alongside it, the whole matter will fail into the ash of a great idea without execution.
May 23, 2019
Taste is trained, not inborn. Through those we admire, we learn how to influence the world with grace, aesthetic, and taste. Listen to the lessons of jeweler Fred T. Witt, movie star June Perry Levine, director Marshall Jamison, professor Howard Stein, and editrix Hilda Raz, for inspiration into the next.
May 16, 2019
How do we handle the treacherous in genius? Can we still celebrate Michael Jackson's music, while full well knowing of his violation of groomed children? Do we cast out Elizabeth Holmes from society for being a lying, but lost, visionary?
May 9, 2019
How can an entire state be "self-deprecating?" It isn't possible, and so here is the "2018 Private History of an Advertising Campaign That Failed" -- as one Nebraska Tourism slogan gets sloughed off for a second slug line that spills better, bites funnier, and fills the heart with more than a fart.
May 2, 2019
People live to take our money. The Long Con. The Short Con. The Street Con. They all have one objective, to suck you in and rip you off. Learn how to spot these cons, and how to defend the sacredness of your pocket.