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About drronthomasjr

Dr. Ron Thomas, Jr. heads Thomas Consulting Group, a consortium of professionals in leadership, crisis management, and media relations.

Halloween isn’t much of a holiday, anyw

Halloween isn’t much of a holiday, anyway. http://ow.ly/U2Nf7 @HypeORL #Halloween #DayoftheDead #DiodelosMuertos Advertisements

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RIP Patrick Macnee: The father figure I

RIP Patrick Macnee: The father figure I needed at the time @hypeorlando @morgfair #JohnSteed #TheAvengers http://ow.ly/P2NKk http://ow.ly/i/bALNR

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Some “Red Light Districts” in Florida are no fun at all

I could have killed him but chose not to and it cost me. As with many Florida summer days, a brief shower had turned an oily six-lane road into a frictionless surface fit only for Physics 101 experiments. However, it … Continue reading

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A Russian meets an American at a bus stop …

They are a rugged people who conquered a rugged land. The territory was vast, ranging from forests to grasslands, from deserts to a mountain range that separated the country into East and West. The land did not yield its resources … Continue reading

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The Big Bang Theory: Singular or Plural?

I have always been “into” astronomy, especially since I grew up in the Space Age while my father was in the Air Force and working at the Aerospace Medical Center at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio. He would … Continue reading

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Why the Justice Department had no “business” interfering with the US Airways, American Airlines merger

The concept of anti-trust laws goes back to the trust-busting days of Teddy Roosevelt. That makes it, literally, a late 19th Century idea that has lost some of its relevancy in an early 21st Century global economy. When the industrial … Continue reading

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Working to live, not living to work, in the 21st Century

Any discussion of worklife needs to break this compound word into its component parts, work and life. Most people, if asked, would probably say that they work to live, not the reverse. There are people whose work is their life; … Continue reading

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