So, Ventiko: A Peacock. So It’s a Prance Thing?

But Is It, You Know, A Support Thing?

Performance artist Ventiko‘s emotional support animal was denied passage on a flight from Newark to L.A. this past week. But I’m sure it wasn’t an emotionally shattering verdict for Ventiko (not her real name). The animal was a peacock.

Yup, you read that right. A peacock. In the same week we get Donald Trump preening his feathers at the State of the Uniom (yeah, I ran spellcheck) …

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The FBI Is Not at Fault in Orlando. We Are.

Mateen Was a Madman. We’re Mad for Allowing Killing Machines.

The Washington Post last week reported that the FBI had dropped investigations of Omar Mateen before he committed his premeditated murder of 49 people at the Pulse dance club in Orlando a week ago Saturday, and that some are blaming the FBI for allowing the tragedy to happen.

The FBI is not at fault for what happened in Orlando. We are. This mass murder happened for no other reason than that killing machines designed for warfare are available for sale to anyone … 

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Of Gooks, Golliwogs … and Redskins?

Slurs often fall into disuse. Shouldn’t this one? Dan Snyder’s PR problem.


Marital problems. Legal problems. An image problem. Donald Sterling, erstwhile owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, has them all.

Daniel Snyder? I don’t know about marital problems. But the owner of the Washington Redskins certainly has legal problems. And an image problem. He has a branding problem as well.

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Words in Wind

One Needs a Start. An Inaugural? A Manifesto? A Start.

Thoughts from the Front is a personal blog. But it’s written by a professional who practices communication for a living, and who depends for his bread (and, occasionally, bacon) on writing. In it, this author plans to explore, explain, and expound on good communication. And venture some ideas about what doesn’t work and why.

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