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Simon Gornick
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Writer, father, and creative thinker.
Writer, father, and creative thinker.

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Gun Control Is A Civil Rights Issue
What happened in Newtown a few days ago belongs in the realm of the unspeakable. In any other epoch it would instantly and indelibly be imprinted on history. But this epoch may be different. If the talk about new gun legislation fades away, it will be a cla...

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What Happens When an MLE and an OMG App Meet?
Let's put aside for a moment that there are billions of people in the world who've never seen a smartphone. Even without them there has been a fundamental transformation in the way we relate to technology. The latter half of the last decade will be seen as ...

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T2I - Tax To Invest. Use Investor Taxes as Investment in New Business
I think they would. Nobody likes paying taxes. But a big part of the reason for that is simple. If you pay for something, you like to know what you're paying for. It's only natural. With tax, it goes into a big pot and somebody else decides what to do with ...

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Snapchat - Silicon Valley Has Two Rulebooks
Buy me. I'm really useful. Snapchat, the insta-messaging sensation, has just raised another wedge from some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley VC. By my reckoning it's got 20 mill in its war chest. Created by a clutch of students at Stanford who jaunted...

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I Saw A Poor Man Smiling. A Poem.
I saw a poor man smiling to the sun.  The nerve. The shame. It broke the rules, it did. His eyes were closed, softly glowing in the dark light. Face still, temples at ease, bathed, in essence,  floating in a gauzy beyond, at last the escaper. Leaving us beh...

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We Are Not Here - A Poem
We are not here. In the clouds, still.  For all the majesty of life, its tastes and tableaux trials, torpor, temerity, trinket smiles timid to the rigors of time, it cannot last. You know it's true because that gap in the mist a new marble path, up the swee...

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What Uber Tells Us About Where America Is Heading
How does a glorified taxi service with its own app cause such a stir in the marketplace? The answer is complex and multi-faceted and within it is the key to how this country is changing forever. Uber's uber-cool name certainly makes it uber-cool. It's got t...

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Apps - A Paradox Of Choice Is Coming.
The best-selling Swiss Army Knives don't carry everything, they carry the blades and tools that people use regularly enough to feel they're worth having in their pocket. A Swiss Army Knife that's fatter than it is long once, twice, or even three times over ...

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The Grand Old Party Is Now Just The Old Party
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson's most famous line has never been more true. "A week is a long time in politics".  It seems like almost yesterday that the GOP talked of a "permanent majority". They were so confident, so convincing, and so convinced of ...
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