NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: My Golden Earring

I invite the suspicion that my work as a writer is to give weight and curiosity to our collective fear of losing things we love.


Governor Jared Polis Holds Kindergarten Close to his Heart

When Governor Jared Polis of Colorado was a new governor, I asked him: what is close to your heart? His response was: “Education, specifically full-day kindergarten.”  


Criminal justice reform – “getting at” a better model

“I run a repair shop, not a junkyard.” It’s a motto Dave Larson spouts – frequently. But he is no auto mechanic. Larson is a Municipal Court Judge in Federal Way, Washington, a community of just under 100,000 people, located between Seattle and Tacoma. This city has experienced most of its growth as an affordable bedroom community to those larger cities to the north and south. Now it’s struggling to establish an identity of its own, while grappling with all of the attendant crises of the 21st century – including the opioid epidemic, homelessness, and crime.


May 2019 The Connector Magazine

The first rule of law for visionaries can be stated succinctly: Visionaries are the first to spot a problem and see exactly what needs to be done. As creative and innovative thinkers, visionaries buck against the status quo to break new ground by offering detailed, logical, and well-thought-out solutions that can be pragmatically implemented.


America is Still a Killing Field

In October of 2017, the title of this column was “America as a Killing Field,” after the Las Vegas mass shootings. I have written little about the terrible toll that guns are taking on our society since then, and only briefly in February of 2018 following the Stoneman-Douglass school shootings.  Since that time, there is estimated to be a school shooting every 12 days.


Bootstrapping A Startup: The Essential Tips

By definition, the term bootstrapping generally refers to a “self-starting process that is supposed to proceed without external input.” In the world of entrepreneurship, bootstrapping a startup refers to launching the enterprise without external funding. But for most founders, bootstrapping a startup really means launching without seeking venture capital, angel investors or other types of investment capital. 


What's Changing in IP Law?

What's Changing in IP Law? Carly Klein writes about the top changes in IP Law that have taken place over the past five years.


Riding the Rails in Jonesborough

Libraries We Love – 

The key to understanding people and the world around us begins with education. One way to learn about the world is by developing a love of books. Each month, we profile a library. Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic; do you have a library that you love? Tell us about it. This month, Patricia Vaccarino writes about the Washington County/Jonesborough Public Library in northeastern Tennessee.