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A Jigger of Humanity: “Risky, Sour, on the Rocks”

Oct 4, 2017 |

Preface:  This Blog was written days before the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival massacre. While a motive is yet to be determined, at this juncture the incident appears devoid of what many times is foretelling ideology or a religious component. Was there some underlying organic mental disorder or perhaps some financial nexus given Paddock…

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Behavioral Kryptonite™

Aug 19, 2017 |

Although the word Kryptonite was seemingly first associated with mythical heroes, mainly Superman’s fictional universe, today it is seemingly as paralytic in the workplace as it was for the superhero back then.  What is behavioral kryptonite? It is heightened and crippling elements of discord that lends itself to incivility in and out of the workplace.…

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Our Government’s Diffused and Unsettling Drug Initiative

Apr 6, 2016 | Comments Off on Our Government’s Diffused and Unsettling Drug Initiative

It seems befitting the National RX Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit was held in Atlanta, Ga, this past week.  Atlanta and its suburbs has been the home to an unheralded number of Heroin overdoses and deaths, of late.  Atlanta’s demographics are ripe for focalizing on why people in big cities and their suburbs oftentimes lend…

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As a REALTOR® You Often Know Too Little About Those You Meet

Mar 24, 2016 | Comments Off on As a REALTOR® You Often Know Too Little About Those You Meet

Regrettably, Real Estate workplace deaths are on the rise once again.  Virtually every seasoned real estate agent at one time or another has experienced a perplexing moment in time during their meet or experienced a sickening feeling afterwards. The meet may not have manifested itself in violence but, your intuition was in overdrive and that horrid feeling you felt afterwards is not…

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President’s New Gun Restrictions

Jan 6, 2016 | Comments Off on President’s New Gun Restrictions

I wish I were more optimistic by President Obama’s plans to restrict the acquisition of guns. America does not have a gun problem. America has a people problem. As long as all too many people devalue the lives of others our society will continue to have these unsavory issues percolate to the surface. I am…

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Pathway to Lethality

Nov 5, 2015 | Comments Off on Pathway to Lethality

The news headlines and by-lines of today are disconcerting. Twelve killed and 70 wounded in Aurora Colorado, three dead and one injured in the WDBJ shooting in Roanoke, Virginia; and Georgia shooting: “Murder-suicide leaves 5 dead, including children, police say”. When it comes to mental illness, drugs and weapons… who ultimately receives the brunt of the criticism…

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Are We There Yet?

Nov 4, 2015 | Comments Off on Are We There Yet?

No we are not there yet…and may never be!  What have we learned from school shootings in the US?  Much, but not yet enough to sufficiently safeguard those who invariably travel to and participate daily in one of society’s most important institutions, our schools.  As a Sociologist, I often explore human interaction in social organizations. As…

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