Michael’s Articles

Disruptions in Cabs: No More Coffee With Comedians

Uber and Lyft have continued to disrupt patterns in the transportation grid,  primarily in the cab business.   I can speak from personal experience on a trip to Miami.  Cab driver = rude, dangerous, expensive.  Uber driver=courteous, inexpensive, clean, safe.   I was warned at a coffee shop in Miami:  “Many cab drivers in Miami will…

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Normandy Remembered – June 6th 1944

June 6th, 1944. The Invasion of Normandy when World War II hung in the balance. By the end of this day – “The Longest Day” – over four thousand lay dead on the cold beaches of France in Hitler’s “Festung Europa” – Fortress Europe. The gallantry of this day is etched forever on my mind…

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Economics Reign Supreme…Decline Continues

In the last week, headlines have captured a number of economic disruptions in the government and infrastructure fabric that will bring dire cicumstances in the near future: Puerto Rico – the bombshell of incompetence and mismanagement.   Puerto Rico owes a ton of to its bondholders and tried to negoatiate a deal.  But its own…

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Why Martial Arts Matter

I have studied martial arts for most of my life, recently Kenpo Karate under the Grandmaster Ed Parker system with 8th Degree Bryan Hawkins.  You can see him above teaching the first Yellow Belt technique – “Delayed Sword”. What is my Martial Arts History? When I was seven, I started Judo at the local parks…

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My Best Fourth of July Ever – Honoring a Veteran

Our Heroes are everywhere. They pass by us at the market. They work for us. They walk our streets. I’m talking about the men and women of our Armed Forces who serve and have served our country ably, courageously and without acclaim. We all know one such individual. They don’t talk much about it, except…

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5 Tactics China Uses to Asserts Its Power in the South China Sea

China is asserting itself on the world stage but with a 21st Century strategy. Striving to resurrect its former glory as a power after a century of foreign domination, World War and Mao’s murderous Cultural Revolution, China’s socialist dictators realize that their Socialist Dictatorship must be protected to insure its capitalist survival. Conventional warfare and…

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