Category Archives: Observations

Thank you, Mike Pence, for drawing my attention to Alexander Hamilton

In politics, as in business, it’s long been accepted practice to release bad news on Fridays in hopes of keeping media scrutiny to a minimum… And, I’m sure it was with this in mind that President-elect Donald Trump, this past Friday, released word that he’d agreed to pay a $25 million settlement to former students […]

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75 hours in the exurbs of Atlanta… The Monkey Power Trio’s 22nd day/year as a band

This past weekend marked the 22nd meeting of my one-day-a-year pseudo-band, the Monkey Power Trio. For those of you who might not be familiar with our origin story, it all began back in 1995 with a promise between old friends one hot, summer afternoon in Brooklyn. On the spur of the moment, we’d decided to […]

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Uber builds its own company town by putting its drivers in vehicles they can’t afford

Uber will eventually be a platform for the sharing of driverless cars. You’ll pay a flat fee every month, and a vehicle from their fleet (probably still owned by private individuals) will pick you up every time you press a button on your iPhone, and take you to wherever you need to go. Until then, […]

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Saying they “delayed our action plan,” Rick Snyder lays the blame for the Flint water disaster at the feet of “career civil servants” who cared more about process than people

You have to give him credit for having chutzpah. It took him a few days, but our Governor, with he help of multiple consultants and a few top flight PR firms, is attempting not just to deflect blame for what happened in Flint, but actually turn the deadly public health crisis into an anti-government parable […]

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Like something straight out of North Korea, the USA Freedom Kids serenade Donald Trump with a song about his incredible courage, strength and wisdom

I had an incredible post planned for last night, which I know you would have loved. But, two hours into writing it, I curled up next to my toasty warm laptop and fell asleep. So, here’s what I’ve got for you instead… the USA Freedom Kids lip syncing their jingoriffic knock-off of the 1917 hit […]

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