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Yeah, that was a tough watch. I’m talking about the Pennsylvania Senate race debate. It was tough watching Fetterman struggle with his speech. It was even tougher watching Oz be a lying, opportunistic jackass.

Putin is betting that we’ll get tired, bored and distracted and that he can simply outlast us. He has placed that bet because it has worked before.

That’s why the letter composed by “progressive Democrats” urging the White House to negotiate with Russia about the war in Ukraine is so very misguided. “Misguided” also describes Kevin McCarthy’s recent remarks implying the GOP might want to roll back support for Ukraine.

“Negotiate” with Putin about Ukraine? No.

Brittney Griner is another matter. It was a given that she would lose her appeal of that nine-year Russian prison sentence. Now the U.S. and Russia can get serious about a prisoner swap, at least they can after the November 8 American elections.

On-line headline: “Think twice before taping your mouth shut to sleep, expert says.” Good advice. I guess that’s how you get to be an “expert.” Although I would maintain that thinking about it only once should be sufficient to reject this course of action.

Whether you spell his name “Kanye” or “Ye,” it’s pronounced “piece of shit.” Kudos to the Rams’ Aaron Donald and the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown for cutting all ties with that racist.

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I clearly have the attention span of your median fruit fly.Look! Airplane!

Sorry. I’m back.

It’s both a curse and a blessing. I’ve never bought this stuff about, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” But I do think that a wide range of life experiences helps us grow as people, and helps us better relate to other people. I’ve been fortunate. And I am beyond grateful.

I show up on time. I go like hell. I’m a good listener. I hold myself accountable. I own my mistakes. And I have a natural and an insatiable curiosity. I’m never afraid to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t. But then I try to find out.

The flip side is I’m a lousy ballroom dancer and my clothes sometimes fit me funny.

Stuff matters to me. I care. But while I take that stuff seriously, I try hard to never take myself seriously. As a result, I have sometimes been told, “Paul, it’s hard to tell when you’re serious and when you’re just having some fun. Which is it? Serious or fun?”

My answer is “yes.” But I think that is a legitimate criticism. I promise I’m going to work on that.

This has been the quickest and strangest half-century I’ve ever experienced. During that period, I’ve been afforded amazing opportunities in news and sports journalism across all platforms. I have taught wonderful students at the high school and collegiate level. Always, I learned more from them than they did from me. I’ve been a high school administrator. I spent ten seasons as a high school varsity football coach. I’ve been an advertising executive. I’ve hosted nationally syndicated television entertainment shows. In maybe the biggest honor I ever received, I was selected by NASA to be “Chet The Astronaut” for the “Land The Shuttle” simulator at Space Center Houston. (All I can say there, is “Do as I say, not as I do.” I put that thing in the Everglades more often than not.) Most recently, I just wrapped up a decade as a television news director, during which time our teams distinguished themselves in holding the powerful accountable, achieving both critical and ratings success.

What does all that mean? It means I am profoundly grateful. It also means I’m ready for “next.” So here we are. Radically Rational. It’s an idea I woke up with in 2017. I scribbled “Radically Rational” on a piece of notebook paper and used a magnet to stick it on our refrigerator. I saw it every day, and it just would not leave me alone.

I am second in charge at Radically Rational, LLC. My wife, Jo (also known as BB), is the president. Clearly, I have failed in my attempt to sleep my way to the top of this organization.

I hope you will learn that I’m loyal as a Labrador. But I will admit that this doggie can bite every now and then. My promise to you? I will show up on time. I will go like hell. I will listen to you earnestly and attentively. I will hold myself accountable. I will never be the least bit hesitant to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t.

But then I’ll try to find out. Let’s do it.