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My dog loves water, but hates the rain

My dog loves water, but hates the rain

There are two things that were a part of my wife's childhood that will always be a part of her soul. The lake behind her house and dogs. Her family has always had golden retrievers, and those dogs love going swimming in that lake. Managing dog swims is a predictable...

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Good branding is so much more than a pitch

Good branding is so much more than a pitch

For the past couple of weeks in the class I teach at Indiana University, we have been studying "movements." Don't confuse that with kinesiology, or the science of "the physiological processes and the anatomy of the human body with respect to movement." Yes, I had to...

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All roller coaster rides come to an end, thank God

All roller coaster rides come to an end, thank God

The roller coaster ride has ended. Let me rephrase that. It appears that voters have chosen to end the roller coaster ride known as the presidency of Donald Trump. At this moment though, our people and our systems will need to metaphorically become the coaster...

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In the end, most Americans just don’t like Trump

In the end, most Americans just don’t like Trump

I couldn't believe the news as it came in late Tuesday night. Just after Air Force One departed from Omaha's Eppley Airfield following one of the campaign's ill-advised gatherings, the news had not yet sunk in for the 25,000 supporters. Their rides back to the parking...

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Voting has never been more satisfying than this

Voting has never been more satisfying than this

I was tapping my toes on Thursday afternoon near the corner of Alabama and Washington Streets, right on the edge of the new Richard G. Lugar Plaza outside of the City-County Building in Indianapolis. My wife was supposed to meet me there to vote. She was late, and the...

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Hope will help make a tough winter better

Hope will help make a tough winter better

I am meeting a former student of mine on Saturday to help her with some career planning. A current student emailed me yesterday asking if we could have a Zoom meeting to talk about a recommendation letter for a law school application. On Monday, I have a call with a...

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