Monthly Archives: September 2006

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Triumph of the Human Spirit

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I saw the preview of a bold theatrical presentation on bipolar disorder (also known as manic depressive illness) at an off-Broadway theater in New York City on Thursday, which was funded by an Edelman client. The acting company presents three vignettes on living with someone who has bipolar disorder. In one skit, a young woman […]

Ever Think About Your Ancestors? Here’s A Possible Solution

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Faithful readers of my blog might remember a post about two years ago on the Edelman family’s journey from Russia and Poland, through Hamburg to New York City. I discovered that my paternal grandparents, Selig Edelman and Selma Pfeiffer, came separately to the United States as children. My grandfather, Selig, was a six year old […]

Tolerance and the Role of PR

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There have been several incidents in recent months that call into question our society’s ability to maintain a tolerant attitude at a time of geopolitical upheaval. We should not simply excuse the perpetrators on the grounds of momentary lapses of judgment. Words matter, often as precursors to action or indicators of future behavior. We need […]

Thoughts on 9/11

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I am certainly not the only person who will be blogging about the fifth anniversary of this unspeakable act against humanity. I simply have a few observations of a personal nature. First, I am grateful that my wife Roz, who was in the World Trade Center at her firm, Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, during the […]

A Jarvis Moment

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What do you know? I went to Citibank this morning to take out some money for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. In fact I took out enough money to have to file a Cash Transaction Report, a US Government innovation post 9/11. I innocently presented my check, my driver’s license and my Citibank card. I […]

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