Communications

There’s many things I do that get accolades for that, sometimes, I start to think I can’t do anything wrong. Usually that’s when reality kicks in. It can feel harsh or just disappointing but it’s the type of thing that brings me back to reality, even if I didn’t actually make any mistakes. A friend […]

Back in 1992, there were horrible riots in Los Angeles after an all-white jury acquitted 4 police officers of using excessive force against a man named Rodney King, even though there was extensive video footage of the beating, which also included a lot of other police officers standing around watching it happen. As is wont […]

Usually when I write a post on a diversity issue I get few people to comment, let alone read it. That’s why last week’s post about privilege & cultural appropriation stood out because not only did it get a couple of comments but it got me talking to a few people on Twitter. discussing this […]

I remember a time many years ago when I was working with a health care group out of state. They brought me in to do an assessment of their charge capture process throughout a 2-hospital system. I’d been working on the project for about two weeks, and things had been going fairly well. Come the […]

By now everyone knows that there were some very uncomfortable and tragic events from last week. Two people in different states killed by the police, and then the next night 5 police officers shot by a sniper at the end of a very peaceful rally. By Friday there were multiple sides of the issue that […]

I don’t really have any nicknames, which suits me fine. My grandfather called me something different, which was great because he was my grandfather and the only one who ever used it. My mother and father had a name they called me; parents do that. And there was this group of ladies in college who […]

Today is Christmas Eve and, hopefully, more people will be nice to each other because of what tomorrow is supposed to represent. Yet, even for those who celebrate a holiday that’s supposed to bring “peace on earth, goodwill to men”, we see that language and agendas take away from that concept. Timothy Valentine via Compfight […]