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Unlock the Brakes, Old White Guys!

It’s time for Old White Guys (OWG) to take their foot off the brakes on social change and lean into the actions that will move us toward social and economic justice. These actions will create more opportunity, faster growth in our economy, and a brighter future for everyone. This isn’t a Pollyanna vision, but rather […]

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Three Legs to the Stool

Like most of you, I’ve been watching the ongoing energy around diversity and inclusion, forming my own opinions about what’s working and what’s holding us back in our journey to create a more just and inclusive society. As time goes on, it appears that we need three Ps to make significant and long-lasting change: Protest, […]

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Shattered Summer

This has been a shattering summer for me. It’s shattered many of my beliefs about what’s right, what’s tolerable, and what’s possible in this country. The events of this year – both those particular to me and those we’ve all shared – brought a new realization about what it means to be a productive person […]

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Meeting the Challenge?

What an incredible start to 2020! Back in early March, the most tumultuous things we all faced were accelerating change and living through a contentious Presidential election in a battleground state. Now, the stacked disruptions of pandemic, economic collapse, and pervasive demands for equality turned our whole world upside down. It’s an unprecedented alignment of […]

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Backwards Life

I don’t know about you, but life during the pandemic seems very backward to me. I usually hug the people closest to me, but now that’s not smart. Learning more about a subject usually makes me feel more secure. Not so much with COVID-19. Finally, the protective actions I take protect others, rather than me […]

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Are You Ready to Reopen?

Here we go! Wisconsin will reopen in the coming days and weeks. All of us will feel our way forward – not towards the new normal – but back to the future. Success will depend on our collective ability to address serious issues that threaten our health and economic future. It requires all of us […]

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Don’t Waste a Crisis III – Prepare Yourself!

Reopened Wisconsin will look much different than before. New safety measures will change the way we interact in public. There will be seen and unseen actions many of us will take. Geez, I washed my hands more in the past eight weeks than in the rest of my life combined! Still, these actions are critical […]

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