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Features different thoughts – random, yet focused.  As the words write the author! Songs I write, songs that others write, and songs I wish I wrote! My academic and professional research publications.  The pen is mightier than the sword!

Why blog? (Or, why should you read my blog?)

I have always wanted an outlet where I can write my thoughts and feelings.  My English high school mentor would always say, “Write to express, not to impress!”  To this day, I vividly remember those words.

Looking back at what I’ve written in the early 2010’s, I feel funny and embarrassed for myself.  Yet, I don’t want to delete them because they reflect how I viewed things from a perspective of unabashed idealism and a hint of naivete.  Most of them were written during my undergraduate college years.

Things change, time marches on, and we move along.

This virtual place is where I offer drops of my bits in this ever growing world of bytes. Hopefully, some drops will be powerful enough to create ripple effects.

Goodness is not an exclusive club

Goodness is not an exclusive club Sometimes, in an effort to differentiate ourselves and our groups or to make ourselves stand out, we tend to accentuate what makes us unique. Marketing and strategy refer to this as differentiation and positioning. The tragedy is when we embrace an “us vs them” perspective, drawing lines, and adopting […]