US internal divisions cultural perspective Naranjo
US internal divisions cultural perspective Naranjo

By Enid Naranjo, JD
Faculty Member, School of Business, American Public University

In 1776 when Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence defying Britain’s sovereignty, the concept of a republic with a democratic government system — “by the people and for the people” — was unique. Its future was also uncertain.

The Declaration of Independence states that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that their Creator endows them with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” …

arm pump motocross racing Deel part 2
arm pump motocross racing Deel part 2

By Dr. Gary L. Deel
Faculty Director, Wallace E. Boston School of Business, American Public University

This is the second article in a two-part series on the challenge of arm pump in motocross and how it can be mitigated.

In the first part of this series, I explained what arm pump is and why it’s such a problem for motocross racers. I also explained why the intuitive suggestion to train the forearm muscles doesn’t help at all, and in fact, makes the problem worse. But if training isn’t the answer, what is?

The Online Market Has Multiple Products Designed to Fix the Arm Pump Problem

As with most complex problems, there are a…

Deel arm pump motocross racing part 1
Deel arm pump motocross racing part 1
Image courtesy of the author.

By Dr. Gary L. Deel
Faculty Director, Wallace E. Boston School of Business, American Public University

This is the first article in a two-part series on the challenge of arm pump in motocross and how it can be mitigated.

In a recent episode of my podcast Intellectible, I welcomed professional motocross/supercross racer AJ Catanzaro to the channel, and we spoke at length about the ins and outs of the sport we both love. AJ and I covered a wide spectrum of topics, including tracks, bikes, trends and issues. …

American composers part 5 Mercer
American composers part 5 Mercer

Note: This article is the fifth in a multi-part series about American Classical music composers.

In the series “Discovering American Composers,” we looked at the early life and musical education of Harry T. Burleigh. In this article, we will look at Burleigh’s art songs and his musical legacy.

Burleigh‘s Life in New York

During the first decade of the 20th century, Harry Burleigh was working, singing, teaching and writing. Not only was he living and working in New York City, but his musical work allowed him to travel.

One of his great successes during this time was being part of the cast performing Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s…

By Dr. Gary L. Deel
Faculty Director, Wallace E. Boston School of Business, American Public University

This is the third and final part in a three-part series on my experience training in kung fu in China and what it taught me about honesty and dedication to one’s pursuits.

In the previous parts of this series, I told the story of my trip to China to study kung fu with the Shaolin monks and how it forever changed my views toward and honesty and commitment to goals in pursuit of greatness. …

American composers part 4 Mercer
American composers part 4 Mercer

By Dr. Bjorn Mercer
Program Director, Communication, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Religion and World Languages Programs, American Public University

Note: This article is the fourth in a multi-part series about American Classical music composers.

In the previous article in the series “Discovering American Composers,” we looked at the early life and musical education of Harry T. Burleigh. Now we will look at how Burleigh influenced Antonin Dvořák and the status of civil rights for African Americans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Burleigh’s Influence on Dvořák

Czechs, especially in the 19th and 20th century, were a people who existed at the whim of…

Kung fu China Deel part 2
Kung fu China Deel part 2

By Dr. Gary L. Deel
Faculty Director, Wallace E. Boston School of Business, American Public University

This is the second part in a three-part series on my experience training in kung fu in China and what it taught me about honesty and dedication to one’s pursuits.

In the first part of this series, I described my visit to China years ago to study kung fu and how my teacher there put me through grueling training that far exceeded anything I had ever been exposed to studying martial arts in the United States. …

Mercer American composers part III
Mercer American composers part III

By Dr. Bjorn Mercer
Program Director, Communication, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Religion and World Languages Programs, American Public University

Note: This article is the third in a multi-part series about American Classical music composers.

The story of Harry Burleigh is one that needs to be revealed. How did a young African American move to New York City, attend the National Conservatory and become Antonin Dvořák’s assistant?

Then, as ethnomusicologist Jean E. Snyder states, how did he “earn renown as a singer in the homes of the wealthy robber barons of New York City’s Gilded Age; make a place for himself in…

Kung fu part 1 Deel
Kung fu part 1 Deel

By Dr. Gary L. Deel
Faculty Director, Wallace E. Boston School of Business, American Public University

This is the first part in a three-part series on my experience training in kung fu in China and what it taught me about honesty and dedication to one’s pursuits.

About 10 years ago, I traveled to China for the purpose of studying kung fu with warrior monks from the legendary Shaolin Temple. …

cruises part 2 Deel
cruises part 2 Deel

By Dr. Gary L. Deel
Faculty Director, Wallace E. Boston School of Business, American Public University

This is the final part in a two-part series on the superiority of cruise ship vacations over other vacation travel options.

In the first part of this series, I laid out the shortcomings of both car travel and airplane travel on the basis of time, comfort, and cost involved in the experiences. In this second part, I’ll explain why I think cruise vacations beat the pants off both alternatives in all three of these categories.

The Pros and Cons of Cruises

Cruises are decidedly my family’s favorite option in the…

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