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The Complainer in Chief

Organizational communication scholars often begin their basic textbooks by explaining the fundamental paradox. This paradox involves the tension that exists in all …

The Key to Systems Theory

I rarely use the 2005 Honda CRV. I drive the Honda to go places outside the 50 mile (safe) range of Electra, …

My Father: The Greatest

My father was a charter member of the greatest generation. Born shortly before the great depression, he and his older brother, Marion, …

The Flood

Republicans in Congress are lobbing dynamite at the dam while the White House is calling for more rain and preventing engineers from …

The Fallen

This weekend, I traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to visit my parents, brother and sister-in-law. My dad, 93 years old, recently fell and …

Out, Out, Brief Candle

Richard Nixon’s resignation speech attempted to persuade the American people that he was making a huge personal sacrifice by doing the exact …

The Fight of the Century

In the east corner, we have Kim Jong-un, supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He is a 33-year-old ruthless …

The Inner and Outer Limits

What is the most challenging question ever asked? Easy. It is: Why is there anything rather than nothing at all? Some say, …

Hillary Clinton is Back

Hillary Clinton was lost, but she returned recently from the wilderness. She’s given speeches and promoted a book she is writing about …