Random Thoughts

Observations on life as I see and experience it.

Audrey Henderson

Audrey Henderson
Chicago, Illinois, United States
August 09
Founder and Owner
Knowledge Empowerment
Independent writer, researcher and policy analyst with a progressive viewpoint. Especially interested in arts policy, housing, world events, sustainable development and socially responsible travel.

As the drama of the Boston Marathon bombings continues to unfold at warp speed, the attention of the police is (rightly) focused on tracking down suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, after having killed his older brother Tamerlan in an apparent "suicide by cop" shootout. The attention of the public is (unRead full post »

OCTOBER 16, 2012 1:05AM

Why President Obama Must Remain Polite

I'm still scratching my head.  It's widely concluded that Mitt Romney "won" the first Presidential debate,  even though he did a complete 180 from all the positions he's been pushing since the beginning of the primaries.  Oh, and told a few whoppers in the process.

So, you basically… Read full post »

Last November, I wrote a post which challenged calls by television and radio talk show host Ed Schultz for the NCAA to impose severe sanctions on the Penn State men's football program. The explosive grand jury report that had recently been released included graphic details of alleged sexual misconduc… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 24, 2012 10:41PM

Fishing from an Empty Pond

Article first published as Fishing from an Empty Pond on Technorati.

Chicago Board of Trade Building -- Photo Credit: Audrey F. Henderson -- All Rights Reserved

I won't be attending the Globe 2012 conference in Vancouver this year after all. Oh, I had press credentials and, yes, I had a writing assignment. I even had a hotel reservation.  I had mapped out aRead full post »

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FEBRUARY 9, 2012 4:12PM

It's Only Money -- Especially When You're Seeking Work

Vancouver is the site of the Globe 2012 conference. Photo credit: Audrey F. Henderson (all rights reserved)

There is a persistent myth that many that people seeking work aren't willing to "pay their dues" in order to advance in the labor market.  I know from first hand experience -- this simply isn't true.  The problem is that in many fields, it's necessary to be ableRead full post »

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The Greening of the Holiday Season

For those of us who celebrate traditional Western holidays, and especially Christmas, this time of year is a multicolored array of shiny ribbons, twinkling lights and gift wrapping. Nonetheless, the pervasiveness of green awareness has made its w… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 14, 2011 8:05AM

Why Ed Schultz Is Wrong About Penn State

MSNBC talk show host Ed Schultz has called for the NCAA to impose the so-called death penalty on the Penn State varsity men's football program as a means of punishing the school for the explosive sexual abuse scandal still unfolding around

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When Barack Obama ran for President in 2008, many political commentators resurrected the "Tom Bradley effect" argument that America was not now and might never be ready to elect a black person to the highest office in the land, no matter how capable or qualified he (or she) might be.… Read full post »

OCTOBER 23, 2011 5:12PM

Occupy LaSalle Street

One of the things I do strictly for fun is conduct architectural walking tours through downtown Chicago as a docent for the Chicago Architectural Society.  (Did I mention the fact that I am a nerd?)  For the last several weeks, whenever I've done a tour, I've either guided my groups through… Read full post »