Hey.  MissingthePoint.us is an archive of various pieces I’ve written having to do with economic, political and social topics.  Some, like the ones published more recently in the Baltimore Post-Examiner, are about issues that are of personal interest to me.  Others were part of political and commercial initiatives on which I’ve worked over the past decade or so.

You’ll see references to Local Initiatives which was the predecessor to this website, to Writeaway which is my company, to Baltimore Rising, Even Better Places, Next Contestant and other sites that were home to some of the materials I’ve included.

For the record, I don’t do work, as a writer, editor or consultant unless I sincerely believe in what I’m doing.  A very wise man once told me that the secret sauce to selling anything is believing in the truth of the pitch you’re making.  He was right.  Writing anything just isn’t as effective and not nearly as much fun if you’re faking it for the money, celebrity – or power if you’re running for something.

Fortunately, I get to do something I really enjoy and that, hopefully, has some beneficial impact on my community.  And I get paid for it – not always, but most of the time.  No matter what, it’s good to do something for a living that feels good.

So take a look around.  Use the “widget” on the left of the home screen to search for material by category.

I’ve turned off the comments service for these posts, almost 300 of them, but you can always let me know what you think – or if you need help with something – by clicking on “Contact Me” and sending me an email.  Your comments and suggestions are always greatly appreciated.  All communications are strictly confidential – which, not incidentally, is why there are no client materials or references on this website.

On a personal note…  Yes, I do commercial work, of course, but if you think your local government or Congressperson isn’t paying attention, isn’t making the difference in your life and community that you elected them to accomplish…  Maybe they’re spending too much time representing some special interest contributors that helped them get elected?  Well then, let’s talk about it, initially via email.  Don’t worry about what you can afford.  Focus on what’s at stake and how we might use the power of free speech to accomplish your objectives.

By doing what, exactly?

I’m not sure.  What I do know is that sometimes ordinary people can level the playing field in favor of common sense solutions that aren’t going to happen on their own.

It never ceases to amaze me how, every once in a while, a relatively few words can have a significant, even profoundly good effect on people’s lives.

That’s it for now.  Thanks for dropping by.

Back to work.




Les Cohen

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