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Now serving student No. 6

Apr 02, 2015 3:29pm

Recently, I attended a meeting where an administrator from a small public university treated the audience to a review of his institution’s new “brand identity campaign.” There’s a lot I don’t like...

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Random Ramblings The power of our words

Sep 04, 2013 4:35pm

Gossip: Noun, casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, involving details that are not confirmed as being true.

I very rarely have come across a case of gossip that...

Blood shortage needs donors to give

Aug 01, 2013 12:32am

“It’s scary how low we are.”

That’s what I remember the American Red Cross worker saying to me last Saturday as he attached a Band-Aid to my arm after I had given blood. He was talking about...

Holding the House in 2014

Aug 01, 2013 12:33am

The Political Animals Club in Little Rock was kind enough to invite me to be on a panel last week related to 2014 elections. The lunch meeting at the Governor’s Mansion was sold out — likely a...

Old sounds not forgotten

Aug 01, 2013 12:47am

Writing for Wired.com, Roberto Baldwin recently published the article, “Say Goodbye to the Tech Sounds You’ll Never Hear Again.” In it he highlights a number of once-common sounds that many of us...

Hot vehicles are danger zone for small children

Jul 17, 2013 4:59pm

From Arkansas Children’s Hospital

As temperatures in Arkansas continue to rise, it is difficult to imagine that any parent could ever leave their child alone in a vehicle, but it happens and...

Efforts to passfarm bill illustrate Congress’s dysfunction

Jul 17, 2013 5:06pm

Nothing illustrates the dysfunctional nature of Congress like its abortive efforts to pass a new farm bill. If you have gotten the impression that our nation’s lawmakers are not even trying, you...

Other Voices Punting on part of Obamacare

Jul 17, 2013 5:21pm

“I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.”

Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind.

Recentlyjust the Obama administration announced it...

Other Voices Will it take a crisis to fix the debt?

Jul 17, 2013 5:22pm

Rahm Emanuel, once President Obama’s chief of staff and now mayor of Chicago, told corporate executives in 2008, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that, it’s an...

Random Ramblings Conversation really is an art

Jul 10, 2013 11:49pm

The art of conversation.

What exactly does this mean? Some people have the knack of knowing what to say when you really don’t know, or can’t think of anything to say. These people know just...

Attack ads used because they work

Jun 27, 2013 12:10am

If you’ve turned on the television lately, you’ve probably noticed that negative ads for next year’s Senate race have already begun airing.

We can look forward to 17 months of this....

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