This is a story about the difference between kindness and submissiveness, and learning the hard way how to say no.

“Okay, I trust you”

MY WIFE FLEW out of town not long ago for a conference, and I drove to the airport to pick her up on the night she was due back. I…

Podcasting is booming, and podcasts are getting longer and more diverse

WE’VE ALL HEARD that a podcasting boom is underway. Since January 2013, the number of podcasts listed on iTunes US has doubled (see Activity below). Part of the allure for content producers is that podcasting is a wild frontier in the new media…

Did you know that September and October are the months with the most birthdays? If you have noticed that many of your friends’ birthdays have snuck up over the past few weeks, now you know why.

Birthdays are perfect opportunities to show people…

My wife and I left our former house in Mobile one morning to hang art for an exhibition that she was curating. While sitting in our driveway with the engine running, we noticed an old pickup truck rolling up and down our street. It eventually pulled to a stop in…

How Environmental Risks Make Popular Videos Possible

The view count for “Gangnam Style” crossed 2 billion in May 2014. I mean no offense to Psy, YouTube, or the year 2012 when I say this event has bothered me. …

A Look at the Trend and What Can Be Done About It

Trust is the glue that binds people together. It is a rare concept in the social and behavioral sciences in that the evidence for its benefits is overwhelming. Trust is correlated with increased civic participation, decreased corruption, increased resilience to disasters, decreased economic…

Josh Morgan

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