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Thrown Under The Bus – Part 4: Deciding Not to Decide

One of my pet peeves of the workplace is going to meeting after meeting after meeting without one decision ever being made. There is no shortage of reasons as to why teams, managers, and organizations fail to make decisions. Here are a few: – Avoid angering one or more members of a group or team. … Continue reading

Young Entrepreneur, Julian Cantu, Develops a Bra That Senses Breast Cancer Tumors

“There’s a whole generation of young people who are faced with the so-called ‘jobless recovery.’ Necessity is the mother of invention. They are out there, all around the world, creating new companies.” Don Tapscott, Canadian businessman One of those young persons that Tapscott could have been referring to is Julian Rios Cant, a Mexican engineering … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus – Part 3: Alternative Facts and False Narratives

When I wrote the first two posts under the Thrown Under the Bus series, I had additional content for other posts, but was challenged to develop more meaningful discussions. However, with additional thought and review on this topic, I was able to distill through a few pages of notes and references to create this post … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness: Who Will Be “The One” Today?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In a tweet on September 28, 2017, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfuss reminded us that we all need to do more to eradicate breast and other cancers. Louis-Dreyfuss informed her followers on Twitter that 1 in 8 (about 12%) women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. The … Continue reading

September 2017 Gas Prices Significantly Higher Than Last Year

One of my FaceBook friends posted the following question to my wall: What is up with these gas prices?  I chuckled as I wrote the following response: How much more is your fill-up costing you? Gas prices have actually dropped 8.5¢ over the past two weeks, but they are higher than one year ago. Fuel insights … Continue reading

Despite Natural Disasters, The Iridium Satellite Phone Makes Communication and Connections Possible  

A view of Hurricane Maria from the International Space Station. [Photo Credit: Astronaut Randy Bresnik of NASA, 09.21.2017] During the last four weeks, those of us living in the western hemisphere have witnessed an unusual number of natural disasters so close together. Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 26, 2017, more storms have … Continue reading

The Strength of Human Kindness

For most of us in these United States, the past 2.5 weeks have been one for the record books with unprecedented rainfall, gale force winds, evacuations, etc. The Gulf Coast Region of the United States has been hit by two massive storms in as many weeks! Hurricane Harvey began pummeling the State of Texas’ coast on Saturday … Continue reading

Two Hurricanes Are “Putting the Squeeze” on U.S. Gas Prices

As an update to my last post, Gas Prices Spike-up As We Near The End Of 2017 Summer Driving Season, the cost of petrol in these United States is becoming more interesting each day. About two weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, TX on Saturday morning, August 26, 2017, around 3 a.m. After … Continue reading

Gas Prices Spike-up As We Near The End Of 2017 Summer Driving Season

Calendar Year 2017 is definitely proving itself to be different for gas prices. Today’s average cost for a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. is $2.429.  Over the course of the past seven (7) days, gas prices have ticked up 8.2 cents (Source: GasBuddy.com): $2.404 – Yesterday $2.347 – Week Ago $2.314 – Month … Continue reading

Actress Sonequa Martin-Green Will Help Conquer “The Final Frontier” in New Star Trek Series

America is still on the celestial high that was created on Monday of this week with the Great American Solar Eclipse. I planned to publish a post on gas prices as we neared the Labor Day Holiday weekend, however, it’s a little early for that. Instead, I am taking advantage of the frenzy that the … Continue reading