It’s About the Outrage Game

So this is now how we do things in America… A lunatic goes into a school and kills fourteen students and three adults. The country is horrified. And rightfully so. A group of young articulate students from this tragedy emerge to protest the gun situation in this country and get backing from mostly undisclosed sources … Continue reading It’s About the Outrage Game

Check Your Hatred at the Door

The statement itself wasn’t necessarily a big deal, but a couple of days ago I logged out of Facebook on my laptop and shut off the app on my phone. The reason: politics in this country has become a hate fest and not only on my newsfeed, but also on the comments on the posts … Continue reading Check Your Hatred at the Door

Innocence betrayed and the price children pay for our failure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0tluet_HUs Has humanity lost its collective soul?  Did we ever have one to begin with? I posted the story of this little boy on Facebook last night.  His name is Omran Daqneesh.  He's five years old.  His home in Aleppo, Syria was bombed - presumably by the Assad regime.  Seeing his reaction completely got to me. … Continue reading Innocence betrayed and the price children pay for our failure

What Jeff Bezos now faces owning the Washington Post

So Jeff Bezos is buying the Washington Post.  That’s a big deal.  Literally.  A big deal for big media, for the digital economy, for news delivery, for all of us. No one knows where this will go.  I’m predicting that Bezos will struggle.  He’ll initially be embraced by the Washington glitterati as he’ll be seen … Continue reading What Jeff Bezos now faces owning the Washington Post

Gingrich, janitors, the 1%, and you and me

First of all, do yourself a favor and watch this movie: http://www.philosopherkingsmovie.com/ The defining moment during this Republican presidential primary season came for me when Newt Gingrich suggested that school systems get rid of most of their janitors in order to hire students.  It wasn't just what he said, it was the subsequent response and lack … Continue reading Gingrich, janitors, the 1%, and you and me