Let me begin by saying that I am a proponent of marriage equality. I firmly believe that any union built on mutual love and respect should not be a matter of legislation. I proudly stand beside my LGBT family and friends. For the purpose of this article, however, I am putting my allegiances on the shelf and asking that those on both sides of the fence to pause for a second and look at how blind activism is making the rich richer. [Read more…] about Corporations Cashing In on the Marriage Equality Debate and Why Everyone Loses
I am a huge Superman fan. I have a bookcase in my living room adorned with action figures, graphic novels and other forms of nerdware. At the center of it all is a small poster of the Superman Versus Muhammed Ali comic, a Bizzaro Superman action figure and other Kryptonian collectibles. If I put myself on the couch I would guess that my love of all things Super stems from two things. One, his clearly kick-ass superpowers, Superman could clearly rule this frail world if he ever decided. Two, his restraint in never doing so. [Read more…] about Superman vs. Lex Luthor: Riding the Line of Ethics and Success in Business
As a child I was bullied mercilessly at the small Catholic school I attended and fought almost daily. I won a few and lost a lot. I would get migraines from the stress of having to face another day of torture. The nuns at the school couldn’t fathom that so many of the boys in my class would want to torment me on such a regular basis and therefore assumed that it had to be my provocation that led to so many beatings. This despite the fact that I was routinely the smallest in my class, wore union glasses and had a penchant for eating raw corn on the cob for snack time. Yep, I should have been the most popular boy at school.
For all my torment, and the torment of my other nerdy friends, neither suicide nor the murder of our tormentors was ever a topic of conversation. [Read more…] about We Need To Raise Resilient Children