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Unsettling Times: A Troubling Transition

These are unsettling times. In an optimistic light, we are merely in the midst of a transitional period in which the old ways of doing things are being disrupted and rejected. From a more pessimistic outlook, we are sliding into … Continue reading

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Seeing Diverse Perspectives

The 2016 presidential primaries and general election in the United States were a showcase for seeing events, issues, and people very differently. Not only did the candidates see things differently, but the electorate did as well. The mudslinging, vicious attacks, … Continue reading

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The Great Cultural Divide: Bridging Differences

by Dr. Denise R. Ames The presidential election of 2016 may seem like a distant memory. But it was instrumental in exposing simmering cultural, social, and political divides that have been bubbling underneath the surface of American society for some … Continue reading

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Selling in a Globalized World: Observations during Travels to Puerto Vallarta

by Dr. Denise R. Ames Marketing companies have not been blind to the attachment people have to getting a good deal. They have devised an untold number of gimmicks to attract susceptible people to their marketing matrix. Marketing was in … Continue reading

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What Happens When You Meet a Whale?

By Nancy Harmon Last spring, I made my fifth trip to play with grey whales in San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California, 500 miles south of San Diego. In previous blog articles, I wrote about the thrill of making contact … Continue reading

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A Good Deal in Resort Land: A Family Vacation in Mexico

By Dr. Denise R. Ames I want a good deal! That’s a mantra that many Americans live by. I have to confess, I am one of those people too. Sales always get my attention, special deals catch my eye, and … Continue reading

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Disrupter in Chief: A President for the Times

By Dr. Denise R. Ames Throughout American history, there have often been debates about whether the president shapes the times or the times shape the president. In the case of the presidency of Donald Trump, I make the case that … Continue reading

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