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Rolling Book Review: Churchill & Orwell; Rambling Thoughts on Today and 1930s

by John June 20, 2017




(Rolling book reviews are thoughts and ideas while in the midst of reading a great book.  It gives me a chance to throw out some ideas that are percolating. But hopefully you will pick up the book and join the rolling review.) Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom by Thomas E. Ricks is fabulous. […]






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Don’t Be A Blockhead About Blockchain! Here’s a book to get you going

by John June 17, 2017




It’s time to wake up and see what is coming.  The future is intriguing, brilliant, somewhat scary, and it is coming at breakneck speed that most of our lawmakers don’t see or get. The revolution is the blockchain.  You know it as cryptocurrency.  Many of you have heard of Bitcoin.  But that is merely the […]






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Why People Vote Against Their Own Interests or How The Left and Right Are On Different Planets

by John June 13, 2017




(This is a book review of Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild.  Like all reviews here, I try to be short so you will go read the book.  I only review books worth your time.) This is a powerful book. If you are someone who […]






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Book Review: The Like Switch

by John June 5, 2017




This is another great book.  It can be used in business.  And it could be good summer read with some foreign intrigue. But it is not hot and steamy.  Hey, the authors are two PhD’s. Who should read The Like Switch? Anyone who works in business especially sales or network marketing. Single people looking to […]






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Book Review: Subtle Art of Not Giving A F#(k

by John May 30, 2017




The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F#ck by Mark Manson is really worth your time. Who should read it: Anyone on social media; it really might make you stop and think before you hit send. Anyone dealing with the public. High school and college kids who, through inexperience, can be over dramatic like boycotting […]






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My Guidelines For Posting; What are yours?

by John May 24, 2017




Many of you follow my Facebook and Twitter pages.  So a big thank you. However, since I have come under some criticism, let me give you some insight into how and why I post. Most of this will apply to this Facebook page and this Twitter page — my so-called news sites.  I only follow […]






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Is Trump Mental Health Social Media No-No?

by John May 17, 2017




I recently posted a story making the case that Trump might have dementia. A good friend and colleague, Walter Behr, responded: Very surprised John. When I first read this, I thought I was on the line at the grocery store. This is very “National Inquirer”. News Organizations and people acting as news organizations need to […]






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Trump Skits Just Not As Funny Anymore

by John May 15, 2017




Laughing at Trump is getting more difficult. I find myself more quiet and somber during Saturday Night Live political skits. SNL wraps up this season this week with skyrocket ratings.  Maybe the summer hiatus will be good for all of us. There are a couple of reasons for this lack of laughs. First, creating live […]






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Book Review: Code of the Extraordinary Mind

by John May 10, 2017




All Americans should read The Code of The Extraordinary Mind. Whether you are in the midst of your career, facing or past retirement, or you are in high school or college, this is a must. Vishen Lakhiani offers a formula – really a way of life and thinking — for people trying to succeed and […]






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Tuesday Night Massacre or Not?

by John May 10, 2017




For the record: It was me. I said it first.  I want credit for saying “Tuesday Night Massacre” before anyone else. That’s right, my Watergate memory banks pulled this gem before anyone on cable news could, but they stole it from me moments later. OK, I didn’t post it right away.  I just blurted it […]






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