The Downtown Millennial Scene The Past, Present and Future Working and Living Together

By Albert Goldson

The worldwide demographic trend has been towards greater urban density. In the U.S., accommodating this urban population growth is rezoning that enables the revitalization of downtown areas for both business and residential purposes. This change has been a huge attraction for Millennials on many different levels.Despite social media there is no substitute for human interaction. Since most Mill

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The Insidious Signs of Gentrification

By Albert Goldson

A neighborhood’s transformation towards gentrification begins with a series of almost simultaneous progressive changes. It almost always begins with rezoning which provides the green light – the legal basis - for developmental change from commercial/industrial to residential.Some of these initial changes geared for anticipated long-term sustained growth beyond basic beautification&

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Other Intelligence Discovery and Contact

By Dr. Paul Tinari

 Other Intelligence – Discovery and ContactQuestion: Is it possible to prove that our universe is egocentric?Answer: Yes.  If you want to know how, read on.... “Out of all the cats in the world, do you really think for one moment that yours happens to be the only one which is capable of having kittens?” Humanity is now master of the Ear

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Creativity, Engineers and Engineering in the 21st Century

By Dr. Paul Tinari

It is a fact that in many technical organizations, prolific "idea-people" have usually been seen as to unstable to head engineering development teams.  Having successfully negotiated the rigors of demanding engineering curriculums, most engineers feel that all they need for a productive career is to continue harnessing the intelligence that permitted them to enter the profession in

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An Analysis of the Philosophical Basis for Terrorism

By Dr. Paul Tinari

PT: The roots lie in philosophy.  The inability of many individuals to make sense of the events of Sept. 11, 2001 can be traced to the lack of understanding of the importance of the role that philosophy plays in people’s lives.  A Jesuit once said that if he could influence the education of a child before the age of five, he could exert a strong influence on that man for the rest o

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Turning Point for ISIS- Stalingrad at Kobani

By Albert Goldson

The Economist (Nov. 1, 2014) quoted Polat Kan, a Syrian Kurdish commander, who compared the Battle of Kobani to the Battle of Stalingrad, the infamous WW II battle that took place in 1942-43. This battle was the turning point on the Eastern Front when the previously unstoppable German 6th Army seemingly had captured Stalingrad before the arrival of Soviet reinforcements and the infamous brutal Rus

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How Clean is Your Wastebasket

By Lisa Ryan

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. But if you can say something nice - DO!  Lisa RyanIt was my mom’s 70th birthday and I wanted to spend the day at the spa with her.  However, because of my speaking schedule, I did not have the time to book an appointment in advance.If you’ve ever tried to book a spa appointment for a particular day

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Ignoring the Dream Stealers

By Lisa Ryan

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life he imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David ThoreauDo you have dream stealers in your life? You know, those people who think they are doing you a favor by ripping apart your aspirations and sharing their more “realistic” point of view with you

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Tycoons Under Tyranny - From Hong Kong to Moscow

By Albert Goldson

One often imagines that the life of a tycoon, even under a totalitarian government, is a life brimming with excitement and glamour, jetting off on a moment’s notice on their amenity-laden customized private jet to close a deal, then spend lunch or dinner with friends and associates at a Michelin rated eatery overseas before returning back the same night to one of their many worldwide starqui

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Ebola - Bad Social Medicine

By Albert Goldson

As the real and imagined threat of Ebola increases daily so is the temptation for psychologically unhinged lone wolves and hate groups to exploit these fears. Already there’s a sense of inevitability that more cases will occur outside of West Africa particularly due to the ease of international travel and less than perfect border controls. It’s easier to smuggle in a virus than a box o

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