Ironically, I am in South Carolina today, teaching at a course focusing in part on investigating and prosecuting domestic violence. I tell you this because the Charleston, SC Post and Courier has just published an expose on domestic violence in the state, Till Death Do Us Part. The series, a result of an 8-month investigation, […]

The news of Robin Williams’ death was received with great sadness in my household–I have been a big fan through the years (I remember listening to his comedy albums in high school, and Good Will Hunting is among my favorite movies). The insidiousness of depression, it’s profound. On LinkedIn this morning Bob Sutton shared a […]

I haven’t posted a TED talk in awhile, but I was interested in this one, in part because of how I make my living and also because my spouse and I will be doing a session at this year’s IAFN conference on being an effective public speaker (p. 19: The Art and Science (and Law) of […]

I’m teaching all day today, so there’s not a lot of time for a lengthy post. But I came across this new TED talk and realized I hadn’t posted one in a while, so for your viewing pleasure, a really thought-provoking talk on leadership:   “Leadership is a choice. It is not a rank.” Awesome.

I’m getting ready to head to Kansas City for the Forensic Investigations Conference–if you’re going to be there please come by and say hello. It was a pretty lovely weekend in our household, but by Sunday I was putting all of my people on planes, so last night I spent the evening dividing my time […]

In my haste to get my life back to normal, I almost forgot it’s Nurses Week, so a happy one to all of my nursing colleagues out there. This week marks a year since three women (and the child of one of the women) escaped from the home of Ariel Castro in Cleveland after a decade […]

What can I say about this weekend, except it ended with a return of the Polar Vortex. Clearly I’ve gotten soft living south of the Mason-Dixon line for more than 3 years now. My week is completely dominated by the Army and some sustainability work, but I had plenty of down time this weekend (forced–it’s […]

If you are trying to garner support from your agencies for expansion to include domestic violence patients, or maybe you’re just trying to educate community members about why domestic violence is a healthcare issue, here’s an excellent [brief] video from Verizon that can be included in your presentation. {h/t Brigid McCaw} This video is related […]

Been awhile since I posted a video, and you all know how much I like data:  


January 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

This morning I bundled Sasha up and sent her out the door to watch arguments at the Supreme Court in Paroline v United States. If you’re not familiar with this case, check out the summary at SCOTUSblog. In the most simplistic terms it’s about restitution and the continued impact images of child sexual abuse and exploitation […]

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