Vows To Your New Children: The Forgotten Nuptials of Remarriage

“Too often, spouses underestimate how much of a part the “new” (“step”) children will play in the new marriage, regardless of their age.  A child or children who do not feel a part of the new marriage and family, or who are resistant to the new spouse or family, can create great turmoil in the … Continue reading

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You Say Tomatoe, I Say Tomtato: Comparing Men’s and Women’s Definition of Success

“Are the differences observed between men and women in business and corporate world a function of biological and psychological differences between the genders or are they mostly a function of cultural learning and cultural definition of gender roles?  The author, using data collected on how men and women define success and the source of such … Continue reading

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America’s Criminal Justice System: Independently Operated, Collectively Focused?

Law enforcement, courts and corrections are the three major components of the criminal justice system in America. While there exists what has been referred to as an “inherent interrelatedness” between the the three groups that comprise our justice system, each one operates “independently from one another.”  (Although it is worth noting that the courts or … Continue reading

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Reaction to Ottawa Bank Bombing: “Is this another symptom of Canadian Inferiority Complex?”

One of the great joys I get as a writer is when an article or post stirs someone up enough for them to write in expressing their take of the story or topic that I am covering. In the most recent response to my last post titled “U.S. 9/11 terrorist attack warrants $18 million for … Continue reading

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Social Media and Health Care: Integrating Health Care to Improve Patient Care

“Health care is the most information-intensive industry, yet it lags behind every other sector of the national economy in its adoption of information technology,” Mongiardo said. “The banking industry is 20 years ahead of health care in implementing information technology.” When Kentucky’s Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo announced in 2009 that his State was going to … Continue reading

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U.S. 9/11 terrorist attack warrants $18 million for G20 security, London subway attack $30 million and Canadian vandalism of local bank branch $1 billion . . . must be the exchange rate?

I must admit that after viewing the video of the recent firebombing of a Royal Bank branch in Ottawa,  I initially had reservations about writing what I felt in my gut was not an act of true terrorism but what had every appearance of being an act of vandalism by disenfranchised neighborhood youths . While … Continue reading

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MET Life has Snoopy . . . now MedVision has Alfie (What’s It All About?)

Before anyone is mistakenly led to believe that Michael Caine (or Jude Law for the younger set) has become the spokesperson for Tampa-based MedVision, a medical consulting, healthcare planning, risk management, and wellness consulting firm for self-funded employer plan sponsors, neither are the Alfie’s to which I am referring. Alfie, as it turns out is … Continue reading

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Shades of Love: The Pain Passes But The Beauty Remains

“Yet, for all the playfulness found on Shades of Love – notably in upbeat renditions of standards such as “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To and Jobim’s One Note Samba – she admits the real Kim Kaskiw is to be found beneath the achingly beautiful, poignant shades of melancholy that drive her lone … Continue reading

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Friendly Divorce and Finding Your Way Back to Joy?

Former Vice President Al Gore and wife Tipper to separate after 40 years of marriage, family friend tells CNN. CNN Breaking News June 1st, 2010 I have to admit that if I were a betting man I would have without hesitancy, placed my money on the Clinton’s versus the Gore’s marriage as the the one … Continue reading

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Whether Terrorists or Hooligans the End Result is Still The Same Mess

Last week’s Panel Discussion regarding the May 18th bombing of the Royal Bank branch at the corner of First and Bank in the Glebe brought to light many interesting insights including the consensus that this was not a terrorist act but an act of vandalism perpetrated by disaffected youths – probably from the neighborhood. That … Continue reading

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