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The President and CEO of Mohler Communication Strategies Don Mohler recently completed his term as Baltimore County Executive, serving as the Chief Executive of the third largest county in Maryland, a county that is larger than four states, representing over 830,000 residents, 21,000 businesses with a $3.15 billion operating and $700 million capital budget. Don spent his entire career in public service.  He began as a respected teacher, principal and central office administrator, including the responsibility of Assistant Superintendent for Communications and Community Outreach. Don served as a key advisor to four superintendents. Using the skills and lessons learned in the public education arena, Don then served as Communications Director and Chief of Staff to Baltimore County Executives Jim Smith and Kevin Kamenetz. He provided operational assistance by managing special projects and public events, reporting directly to the Baltimore County Executive, while managing access to the Executive. Don managed the organization’s internal and external communications, with an expertise in the area of crisis communication.

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Emotional Farewell in “No Time to Die”

By Don Mohler | October 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Emotional Farewell in “No Time to Die”

Occasionally, noted film and pop culture historian Clint Tsao visits the Front Porch with his latest observations. By Clint Tsao Daniel Craig formally bows out as superspy James Bond in No Time To Die, (directed by Cary Fukunaga), a rousing swan song and consummation of four preceding films. James Bond (Craig) has retired with Madeleine…

An Unsettling Wake-Up Call for Team Franchot

By Don Mohler | October 2, 2021 | Comments Off on An Unsettling Wake-Up Call for Team Franchot

By Don Mohler The race to represent the Democrats in the gubernatorial election next June should pretty much be a done deal. But as so often happens in politics, the voters seem to have other ideas. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot was first elected to the House of Delegates back in 1986, meaning that he has…

Family Bonds in SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS

By Don Mohler | September 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Family Bonds in SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS

Guest Visit By Clint Tsao An Asian cast and director (Destin Daniel Cretton) begin a new chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the film adaptation of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, a rousing, action packed adventure that focuses on family ties and legacy. ‘Shaun’ (Simu Liu) leads a normal life with…

This Is Not a Drill

By Don Mohler | September 9, 2021 | Comments Off on This Is Not a Drill

By Don Mohler Over the years I’ve made it a point to try to avoid discussions regarding abortion. It is far too personal. Individual beliefs on this issue are often rooted deeply in religious convictions, and I’ve never seen anyone change his or her mind at the end of a debate. Recent legislation in Texas…

The Brilliance of THE SUICIDE SQUAD

By Don Mohler | August 17, 2021 | Comments Off on The Brilliance of THE SUICIDE SQUAD

I am proud to announce a new visitor to The Front Porch. Clint Tsao will bring his unique take on movies and pop culture on regular visits to the porch when he stops by to share his latest observations. I hope you enjoy. By Clint Tsao Writer/Director James Gunn brings a similar spirit and sense…

We Are Broken…. But

By Don Mohler | July 30, 2021 | Comments Off on We Are Broken…. But

By Don Mohler I am angry. You are angry. Hell, the entire nation is angry. But what makes this such a challenging time is that we are not all angry about the same things. I am angry that we have developed vaccines that dramatically prevent the spread of COVID, but that in much of the…

Dads Come in All Shapes and Sizes

By Don Mohler | June 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Dads Come in All Shapes and Sizes

By Don Mohler Note: This blog is republished annually on Father’s Day weekend.  It was originally published on June 15, 2019 and is meant to be a reminder that dads, and families, do indeed come in all shapes and sizes.  “Thanks mom.”  Yep, that’s right. Thanks mom. I know it’s Father’s Day, but sorry dads.…

Broken Promises and Why Lindsey Graham is Right

By Don Mohler | May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Broken Promises and Why Lindsey Graham is Right

By Don Mohler I like to keep my word. It is one of the things that I pride myself on, and it is one of the traits that I value in friends and family. That is why I regret that I am about to renege on a promise that I made to all of my…

A Sunshine Boy and the Golden Girl

By Don Mohler | March 10, 2021 | Comments Off on A Sunshine Boy and the Golden Girl

By Don Mohler With apologies to Dr. Theodore Geisel: They screamed and they shouted and jumped up and down. “If they cancel our culture, we’ll wear a big frown.” But Joe didn’t hear. He showed up every day. And we smiled when he said, “Yes, your help’s on the way!” President Joe Biden’s approval rating…

Beneath the Glitz Hope Still Abounds

By Don Mohler | February 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Beneath the Glitz Hope Still Abounds

This edition features guest commentary. By Jeff Mohler Buffalo wings, nachos, commercials, pregame festivities, halftime shows, and a battle between the two best football teams on the planet. Is there any more entertaining and unifying sporting event than the Super Bowl?  Sure, the festivities looked and felt a little different this year.  And yes, the…

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