I have lived the American Dream, from a trailer park to an Ivy League law degree.

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I have lived the American Dream, from a trailer park to an Ivy League law degree. It was my hard work (and government loans) that made my upper-middle-class life possible and the one I have given to my children. I BELIEVE in our American meritocracy.

Meritocracy and its importance to…

To create in any form takes courage, I found mine through the chrysalis of prison.

I am one of the Fallen. Re-entering to the society that judged me a violent criminal less than ten years ago and considered my crime deserving of significant incarceration, mostly at San Quentin, a level two facility that includes all 700+ death row inmates.

San Quentin by Eddie Herena

My fall is well known or…

The manifestation of genius across time is consistent

I’m a member of the SISYPHUS ROCKS!. Not a rock band, but a quirky club on Clubhouse with 250 members and 500 followers.

While its self-description is “A lighthearted series of conversations about some of the most fascinating books, events, figures, and ideas that have shaped human civilization,” I have…

If you don’t bring the ‘knife’ of critical thinking to a Clubhouse conversation (aka Room), stay away.

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I’ve been exploring Clubhouse for a few months now. I find it to be an effective platform for deploying/developing critical thinking. We are living through a transitional moment: an old world is falling away, and a new one is being built. …

I gained 23 new ‘followers who are in turn followed by > 45,000 Clubhouse members discussing this topic.

Look, changing the way society thinks is never easy nor without cost (epistemology).

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In a far and free-ranging Clubhouse conversation led by De Kai and George LeMeur on what our global epistemology should be, I came to an insight that I promised to share with the members of that conversation…

Humans have a vast number of biases and heuristics we use to make decisions (often systemically WRONG decisions).

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We all hear about the use of AI from existential risk (a world of paperclips or a deity controlling all our actions) to a Turing-tested personal guide (Her).

If you’d like a brief overview of where this technology stands now and the state of developing an ethical framework to deploy…

“Then came an unsettling encounter with the apparent source of that demand: a Capitol police officer who she said looked at her with “a tremendous amount of anger and hostility.” she recalled, thinking “that I was going to die.”

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“I haven’t told many people that in my life,” the Democratic congresswoman said of the revelation (regarding her prior sexual assault), which came during a harrowing recounting of her experiences amid the Capitol riot, reported The New York Times in Ocasio-Cortez Says She Is a Sexual Assault Survivor on February…

The most underreported story in our Capitol’s ‘day of infamy,’ is the actions of DC’s Mayor Bowser that allowed the mayhem to occur.

The most underreported story in our Capitol’s ‘day of infamy,’ is the actions of DC’s Mayor Bowser that allowed the mayhem to occur.

“To be clear, the District of Columbia is not requesting other federal law enforcement personnel and discourages any additional deployment without immediate notification to, and consultation with…

Wayne Boatwright

Father, attorney, essayist, autodidact, and active manager who found the courage to create through the chrysalis of San Quentin prison.

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