At least ten years ago I watched a brief interview with Michael Moore (certainly on MS-NBC) highlighting the distributed medical system at use in Cuba at that time. Cuba was in dire economic straits, with the fall of the Soviet Union and a punitive American economic embargo. Yet all kinds of their public health measures … Continue reading Profits over Care, Fear over Sense
I feel I need to say, once and for all, that I am not “anti-soldier”, “anti-police”, “anti-senior citizen” or for that matter “anti-white” or “anti-male”. I am glad that America’s first responders, in many states including my own, receive preferential tax rates, parades, respect, even now preferential parking spots at my own Home Depot. I … Continue reading Good Cops Deserve Our Respect
While I mourn the losses and honor the valiance of 9/11, I also carry grave concerns about the changes that have been wrought upon my country by those that would use it as a tool to bring out our worst selves. If you remember that day vividly, etched on your psyche, indelibly printed on your … Continue reading On 9/12 – Our Most Important Freedom
I was just at El Pollo with my 30 yo son for an early lunch meeting, half the tables empty. Some guy starts talking on his phone at full voice. I mean FULL VOICE. He's behind me so my son looks over my shoulder and we let the guy go 10, 20 seconds. I look … Continue reading Hey! I’m on the Phone Here!
I attended the StPete Pride parade, immersed in the zany energetic crazy dressed crowd. It was inspirational, for a few minutes, but the sheen quickly faded from the apple. It started when I saw the many happy faces of the employees of local Wells Fargo bank. They were festooned in rainbow shirts and walked behind … Continue reading Having Trouble Feeling “Pride”
My morning session at CNU-26 in Savannah addressed "first floor retail"; what you see in modern urban office & residential towers: which designs, ideas, zoning, layouts work & which don't. The great idea that was being pitched is to code for immediate "flexible" residential that can later flip to retail as the local economy grows … Continue reading CNU26: First Floor Retail
For 25 years I did extensive business travel, in the end I was gone 4 days a week, 30 plus weeks a year. We joked that it was the extensive travel that let our marriage last as long as it did. In that time I enjoyed seeing the country, every nook and cranny of little … Continue reading Flirting, is not Cheating