Americans love demagogues. The word has been trotted out in 2016 like never before, largely in reference to Donald Trump’s campaign, but this isn’t about Mr. Trump – it’s about demagoguery in general. Continue reading
In Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 8, two of the main characters meet for the first time and discuss the possible future of the Iron Throne of Westeros. The conversation serves as a perfect metaphor for the 2016 election. Continue reading
Vernon Turner is a haunted man.
But he has a rare gift — the ability to use his demons as motivation, as fuel. This motivation helped drive him from an undersized kid born under the harshest of circumstances, to a successful career in the NFL, to a post-NFL life focused on paying it forward — providing a beacon of hope for people who have had a difficult start in their lives. Continue reading