Employment Arbitration: Controversy Unleashed!

It is no secret that arbitration has in general become a controversial alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process.  In recent years there have been many challenges to the validity and fairness of arbitration awards by litigants aggrieved by unfavorable arbitration results. Forced employment arbitration in particular has received heated criticism from employees and their attorneys.


Capitalism and the Collective Survival Enterprise

In his famous book, The Great Transformation(1944), the political economist/ anthropologist/sociologist Karl Polanyi produced a classic critique of the classic liberal (conservative) ideal of free market capitalism that still resonates today. 


Clyde Aspevig: Viewing Landscapes With The Heart

From Montana: The renowned painter Clyde Aspevig has won, to mention just a few, The Autry National Center John J. Geraghty Award, Frederic Remington Award,  National Academy of Western Art’s gold medal in oil painting, Clyde discusses emotions, depth, atmosphere and the color we see in nature. 


Rocky Mountain: High and Low

From Colorado: Rocky Mountain: High and Low...Are you thirty-something and thinking about moving to Denver, Colorado? For Millennials seeking opportunity, Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in America.


Welcome to the Estes Valley Library!

Welcome to the Estes Valley Library!  This library resides in the heart of downtown Estes Park, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park!


Reconsidering Risk

It is just a year ago that the London-based magazine, The Risk Universe, shut down its operation. I had written quarterly for the magazine for five years.  Looking back upon the articles, I could see that each was still relevant to any discussion of operational risk. I asked and received permission from publisher Mike Finlay to reprint the articles in a book, with head notes for each of the articles to discuss changes in risk exposure and governance, as well as the ever-changing role of regulators. I am finishing the book this summer. I am considering the addition of several of my columns from this newsletter where I have written on the breakdown of our usual governance processes and the increase in operational risk since January 21, 2017, when Donald Trump became president of the United States.


Broadway Beat | Tony Awards 2018 - Who Will Win, And Who Should!

 

By the time you read this, the 2018 Tony Awards will probably have taken place, and this article, therefore, may seem outdated.  Well, if you find yourself reading this after June 10th, 2018, you can pull up the actual results of the evening and compare it side-by-side with this to see how I did, and if any of the upsets I’m rooting for came to be.  With that, here are my thoughts in each of the 26 Tony Awards Categories:...


On Growing Old: A Homily

In light of the recent high profile suicides committed by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, Patricia Vaccarino writes a homily On Growing Old.