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Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Traits of Opportunity Makers

We all want opportunity.  Whether for ourselves or someone close to us, opportunities are a pretty universal desire.  Kare Andersen recently gave a TED talk where she called on people to remember the three traits of opportunity makers: opportunity-makers keep honing their top strength and they become pattern seekers; they get involved in different worlds than their worlds so they’re trusted and they can see those patterns; they communicate to connect around sweet spots of shared interest.  There is a lot going on in our world.  A mix of positive and negative.  We all should be aware of how we can not only find opportunities for ourselves, but also make opportunities for those around us.  In doing so, we can start spreading positive change.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

This Day in History- August 29th 1972

On August 29, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon held his 27th news conference.  The topic was the burgeoning Watergate scandal, a scandal that would eventually result in Nixon’s resignation on August 9, 1974.  Forty-six years after that press conference, we all still remember Watergate.  It’s a part of American history, and a reminder that we need to remember our past.  Remember it, but not dwell on it.  We learn from our past, both great moments and distressing moments, but we must keep our focus on the present, with a healthy, educated guess at what the future holds.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Supreme Court Nomination

President Trump announced the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  If Kavanaugh is confirmed, he will fill the vacancy left by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.  Kavanaugh spent 12 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, longer than any recent Supreme Court nominee except for Ginsberg, who served 13 years.  However, as with any other Supreme Court nomination, there are conflicting opinions as to whether he is the right judge for the position.  It is up to the Senate to confirm or deny the nomination.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Iran Nuclear Deal

There’s been a lot of talk around President Trump’s decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal, and the Energy Industry isn’t untouched by the choice.  As with any new political decision we won’t know exactly what the effects, nationally and internationally, will be until every affected party reacts, but we do know the information is worth following.  Will rising American production balance the loss of oil from Iran?  Will other nations follow or ignore American sanctions?  It’s a complicated issue and sure to be discussed frequently in the upcoming weeks and months.

Friday, April 6, 2018

The Trade War between US and China

One of the topics taking over headlines this week and causing U.S. Stock Indexes to dip is the fear of a potential trade war between us and China. China exports more than imports from the U.S. but China can make things difficult for American companies in China. It's a sensitive and complex issue, one that will hopefully be resolved without too much damage.

Friday, February 16, 2018

DACA Debate

One of the main stories for this week is the debate about The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Immigration. It's a hot topic and the Senate has not been able to come to an agreement. The March 5th deadline is looming, we'll see what happens today when the Supreme Court meets behind closed doors.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2017 in Review

A new year is a time to look at the past and reflect on past events. It is with out a doubt, 2017 brought us a year of a lot of change and controversy with the Trump presidency. Here is a review of his first year in office.