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The Not So Elephant in the Room

The Not So Elephant in the Room

Immediately after the election, and even to this day, the response to Donald Trump’s presidential win has been protests. While they made sense to me immediately after the election, I…

What’s a Bureaucrat To Do?

What’s a Bureaucrat To Do?

It’s no surprise that the governed seem none too happy with their government. Of course, this attitude is not new given an American brand of democratic angst has historically been…

The First 100 Days

The First 100 Days

Any incoming U.S. president should be concerned about his out-of-the-gate strategy for the nation and what he will accomplish in the first 100 days in office. This has been the…

Bringing Practitioners, Academics Together Through Project Based Research

Bringing Practitioners, Academics Together Through Project Based Research

It is not always necessary to have a student project to bring academics and practitioners together in a mutually beneficial collaboration. There are plenty of opportunities in the current challenges…

Seniors Helping Seniors: Maximizing Potentials

Seniors Helping Seniors: Maximizing Potentials

Two seniors, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, ran very vigorous campaigns in the 2016 U.S. general election. Both displayed a vigor and energy never imagined and proved that many older…

Steps Toward Creating an Inclusive Environment – Part II

Steps Toward Creating an Inclusive Environment – Part II

My previous column focused on strategies that can be used to create an inclusive environment. After its publication, I received a comment arguing that “multiculturalism as a philosophy has…

Employee Recognition – a Key to Employee Engagement

Employee Recognition – a Key to Employee Engagement

This Thanksgiving, as we do every year, Americans across the nation gave thanks for the many blessings we enjoy. Some of this gratitude would also go a long way in…

West Sacramento’s Bridge District: Infrastructure for a New Energy Efficient Neighborhood

West Sacramento’s Bridge District: Infrastructure for a New Energy Efficient Neighborhood

An easy-care home within walking distance to shops and restaurants suits the modern household of one or two persons who work at demanding jobs, sometimes also raising kids. These are…

Postelection Transitions

Postelection Transitions

Will Donald Trump’s transition to the White House be impacted by messages from protests and the responses to how the president-elect carries himself?…

Comparing Edge Counties and Core Counties

Comparing Edge Counties and Core Counties

This series of articles defined two types of metropolitan counties and described their metropolitan settings. To gain an understanding of the divergent dynamics found within each type of county, a…

If We Build It, Will They Come?

If We Build It, Will They Come?

Providers of technology-enabled social services face a dilemma as they develop their programs. There is an increase in transportable, interactive tools that are supposed to increase access to business opportunities,…