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Oasis Founder Clifford Martinus has a contagious passion for sport and community. This is evident in the work done at Oasis Place with his belief that the connection to a team, fair play and sport can support an individual in overcoming the odds, both personal and social. This South African non-profit creates positive personal development opportunities for youth from marginalised backgrounds.

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“Time Wounds All Heels!”

“Time Wounds All Heels!” This play on an old cliché says it all about Donald Trump’s likely future.  Here is just a peek at the legal mine-field and other sand traps that lie ahead for him.


My Two Joes

When the going gets tough, I’m reminded of the two toughest men I’ve ever known: my two Joes. Joey Blue Eyes was my father’s nickname. At 20, this Italian working class boy from Yonkers found himself in the Marine Corps on the front lines of Korea in the 1st Battalion of the 1st Marine Division. Marching north to the Yalu river during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign in 1950, he was one among 12,000 marines who...


Pauli Murray and the process of becoming

 Every American generation has its heroes, its profiles in courage, its personages fighting to save and advance the soul of democracy. In the 20th century, perhaps no one better represented that than the incomparable Pauli Murray. For more than 50 years, Murray was a prolific civil rights pioneer, plowing new territory for Blacks, women and LGBTQ populations. 


Of Thee I Sing

For nearly four years, I have used my platform here as an operational risk expert to critique the current administration through the four lenses — people, processes, systems, and external events — that can assess how reputational or financial loss occurs in a company or an institution, or even a country. I have spent a significant amount of time talking about the checks and balances of governance established in the U.S. Constitution among the three branches of government.


NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: The Wildest Fire

My article, The Wildest Fire, is an exploration of hate, hate crimes, hate groups, and the leaders who foment hate to destroy anyone that stands in their way of getting power. Bottom line, hate often leads to violence, murder and even genocide. On that cheerful note, we are only a few days away from an earthshaking political election. #VOTE