Category Archives: Trends

And Now Annapolis

Add Annapolis to places of mass shootings – 154 so far in 2018. We paused in disbelief when it happened on Thursday, June 28, about 10 minutes from my home.  Busy roads were blocked.  An adjacent shopping mall was closed.    In … Continue reading

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Election Fears and Hopes

Two days after the election I joined with a group of friends, men and women, in Washington, D.C., to discuss our fears and hopes.  We were more interested in listening to one another than arguing about the uncertain future.  And … Continue reading

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“Can We All Just Get Along?” — Rodney King

69 percent of Americans say that race relations are bad and getting worse according to a New York Times/CBS News poll taken immediately after the killing of five Dallas police officers.   The headline read, we “Hold a Grim View of … Continue reading

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We Must Not Be Enemies

“We must not be enemies” – from President Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address Following last week’s horrific violence it seems that we are like a ship without a rudder.   There is no national consensus about what to think or to do … Continue reading

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What Are You Going To Do About It?

A desperate mother was calling for help to defend her son as he was thrown to the ground and handcuffed by the ‘jump squad’ – plain clothed police officers battling the drug dealers.   From the commotion of a gathering crowd … Continue reading

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Hard Times and The Pursuit of Happiness 

My summer reading, particularly books by James MacGregor Burns, whose passing I noted in my last blog has reinforced the importance of leadership development. And I am eager to read Hard Times: Leadership in America, by Barbara Kellerman to be … Continue reading

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