October 2011

Trust without ethics?

The sub-head for a story in the Wall Street Journal caught my attention recently: “Companies spend a lot of time focusing on ethical behavior. But that’s not where the crisis is.”

Author of the book, The Decision to Trust, Dr. Robert Hurley, professor at … Read More

The Obameter

Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize winning fact-check group has carefully kept track of all 508 campaign promises made by then candidate Obama. Politifact breaks them down into the following categories: “Promises Kept,” “Compromised,” “Promises Broken,” “Stalled,” “In the Works” and “Not yet rated.”

According to Politifact, … Read More

Rodeo Round-up, Washington Style

Yee-Haa! That’s right, boys and girls it’s time once again for anotherPolitifact Rodeo Round-up. Who’s shootin’ straight and who’s fibbin’ from the lip.

First out of the chute is the round-up’s most sensational newcomer, Herman “Yes, we” Cain. Of  21 statements checked, PolitifactRead More

An American Master

Writers are, for the most part, invisible to the public. Sure there are those exceptions who have used their talent to stand in the spotlight, but Norman Corwin was more focused on his craft than the attention.

Corwin was not just extraordinary with words; he … Read More

Former Mayor of Hiroshima Tadatoshi Akiba is one of the most prominent leaders in the campaign to abolish nuclear weapons. During his three terms as Mayor from 1999 to 2011, he served as President of Mayors for Peace and oversaw its expansion from 440 members … Read More


Okay gang, I really need your patience. After undergoing shoulder surgery, I thought the recovery would be easier. It’s not. While it’s painful to type it’s also holding back my recovery time. I ask that you revisit the following previous commentaries until I can be … Read More

That Smile

As of September 26th of this year, Serena Williams was ranked number 14 in the world in women’s tennis. Unfortunately, her behavior of late would rank much higher.

“…Williams behavior at the U.S. Open this year and two years ago can only be described as … Read More