Why “full disclosure” is so important

When you are in any form of media, it’s important to disclose that the information you’re providing is either your own, or that you were requested or required to say something by your company’s mandate.  Or if you are offering testimony on a product in your blog or in your podcast, you need  to disclose…

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Jeremy McNamara: Badge 5475

Tomorrow, my friend Jeremy McNamara gets to fulfill the #1 entry on every competitive runner’s life list. He’s going to run his first-ever Boston Marathon.  He’s wearing running bib number 5475, and he’s going to race the 26 miles from Hopkinton to Copley Square on Monday morning. This is a major, major, major achievement.  I’m…

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Reaching back to reach forward

I’ve written in previous blog posts about my journey.  It was never easy.  I survived many trials – everything from vicious child abuse and horrendous bullying, to several adult struggles in parenthood and relationships. Somehow I made it through all those moments. Today … my struggles are more internal.  Both physical and mental. Last Monday,…

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Chuck’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

I normally don’t do this.  My belief is that resolutions must be made upon one’s birthday, in that they will last longer afterward.  Most resolutions for New Year’s are made on January 1 and forgotten by January 3. This time, however, I’m going to put together some resolutions that are tied to certain dates, moments…

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#metoo – a guest post from Heather Fazio

My friend Heather Fazio is a longtime writer and blogger.  She writes both for the Times Union’s books blog and for her own personal blog. Today she wrote a very important and dedicated piece, a personal recovery from personal tragedy and pain and horror.  She posted it on her Times Union blog – only to…

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