Author Archives: Ken

Dreaming of the Show

There is an old saying that it’s better to be lucky than good. Add hard work and determination and you have William Lane Vest. Last week the Detroit Tigers drafted Will in the 12th round. Will is a right handed … Continue reading

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Oz Never Gave Nothin’ to the Tin Man That He Didn’t, Didn’t Already Have.

Just as I was getting used to the idea of being old it suddenly hit me; I have acute NLC, a major disorder affecting more and more baby boomers every day: No Longer Cool. I have no scientific polling to … Continue reading

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Pictures of Home

I laughed when Mitt Romney talked about the trees being the right height. Everybody did. He was home in Michigan feeling nostalgic and happy. We just returned from a weekend in Maryland. It was my first time since moving to … Continue reading

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TED’S A HOSER

When are news organizations and political experts going to gas up the Ted Cruz was not “natural born” movement. Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at … Continue reading

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Treading Water; an Interview with God

“Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” –William Shakespeare Life Its Ownself caught up with God as he was enjoying a Partagas #1 in a back room at the Palm in downtown … Continue reading

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Down Home

“The morning star always gets wonderful bright the minute before it has to go doesn’t it.” “Our Town” – Thornton Wilder We’ve been in Wilmington long enough to get a pretty good feeling about our new town. Still aren’t accustomed … Continue reading

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Bang for the Bucks

As long as the debate over gun safety is centered on policy and the 2nd amendment the NRA will win and gun safety and sanity will continue to lose. We have to shift the debate to profits over people. The … Continue reading

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Trumped

Donald Trump almost makes me want to come out of retirement and get back into the crisis communications business. He makes it seem so easy. When I worked with corporations and individuals there was a simple three part formula that … Continue reading

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Port City

Wilmington North Carolina is a nice place to dream. Where you dream is important because place matters. I used to work at the Metropolitan Policy Project at the Brookings Institution. One of the projects main themes was that “metros” – … Continue reading

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You’ll Never leak in this Town Again

This old porch is just a long time of waiting and forgetting Remembering the coming back, not crying about the leaving And remembering the falling down and the laughter of the curse of luck From all those son’s of bitches … Continue reading

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