Just the facts … please

Fake news is a term bandied about in almost every news cycle. What constitutes fake news? Well, that may be hard to say. Impossible, really. Still, President Trump proclaims almost daily that news organizations are putting out incorrect or intentionally misleading reports absent of fact checking and follow-up. Regardless of whether he’s right or wrong, […]

Politics and Business: Two Worlds Colliding

No one really expected President Trump to win, and those surprised by his election did not believe he’d actually act on his campaign promises. Well, with the upheaval in Washington comes some interesting developments and even accomplishments. I’m not sure who could have pulled off a meeting with the North Korean dictator, but Trump did. […]

Political Correctness Marches On

It’s interesting that Elon University no longer uses the word “freshman” when referring to a first-year student. These individuals are now “first-year” students. OK, so I’ve been teaching in college for 18 years, maybe 20, and I thought we had good names for undergraduate ranks (even though it drives me crazy when I hear “sophomore” […]

Sexual harassment and a way forward

At a recent luncheon, a highly regarded and influential woman suggested the current cavalcade of sexual harassment claims, counterclaims and general upheaval may put a real “chill” on inter-office interactions and hurt women seeking upward mobility. Will men’s preoccupation with “Who’s next?” lead them to shy away from hiring qualified women? I cannot say for […]

The Demise of the Corner Bookstore

You see it just about everywhere: independent and chain bookstores closing. The internet and Amazon have changed forever the process for buying and reading books. Audio books, Kindle and other technologies have placed the paper pages in peril. In fact, look at what happened to Borders and Barnes & Noble … closings and downsizing. It’s […]