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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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It’s Simple: We Just Have Too Many Guns

By Don Mohler | September 3, 2019 | Comments Off on It’s Simple: We Just Have Too Many Guns

By Don Mohler “Oh my god, there’s been another one.” That is how the conversation began at our annual family Labor Day gathering over the weekend along the Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland. Sadly, no one had to ask what “another one” meant. In America 2019 everyone knew that somewhere, somehow there had been another…

Dear Democrats – The Jets Beat the Colts in 1969: Don’t Blow This

By Don Mohler | July 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Dear Democrats – The Jets Beat the Colts in 1969: Don’t Blow This

By Don Mohler Dear Democrats, Donald Trump can’t possibly win. Can he? Let’s journey back to January 12, 1969. As sad as it might sound, I still bear the wounds from that awful day. You see on that date in history in Super Bowl III a team from the upstart American Football League, the New…

Fireflies

By Don Mohler | July 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Fireflies

This essay was originally published in the Sun several years ago.  Because we need some childhood magic now more than ever, I hope you will enjoy. By Jennifer Lynch, Ph.D. When I was young, I loved the 4th of July. The 4th seems to mark that time in the summer when certain smells and memories…

Dads Come In All Shapes and Sizes

By Don Mohler | June 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Dads Come In All Shapes and Sizes

By Don Mohler   “Thanks mom.”  Yep, that’s right. Thanks mom. I know it’s Father’s Day, but sorry dads. No matter how many games of catch you played, no matter how many fishing lines you untangled, or how many tears you wiped away with ice cream, when the big moment arrives, the first words out…

Can We Please Turn It Down A Notch?

By Don Mohler | June 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Can We Please Turn It Down A Notch?

By Don Mohler Do we always have to be so damn angry? The answer to that question will go a long way toward determining what kind of legacy we leave for our children. And quite frankly, right now, the optimist in me (and I’m a pretty optimistic guy) is not very optimistic. Our anger is…

Thanks Mom- Part III

By Don Mohler | May 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Thanks Mom- Part III

By Don Mohler This is the final installment of the This, and that… Mother’s Day tribute. When I asked Facebook friends to share some memories of their moms, I had a feeling that some moving and inspirational stories might come forth, and come forth they did and in those stories were some very clear themes-…

Thanks Mom- Part II

By Don Mohler | May 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Thanks Mom- Part II

By Don Mohler Part II of our Mother’s Day tribute continues. Themes are developing, and inspiration abounds on the Front Porch. What’s your story? If you missed Part I, it is available now at donmohler.com. Thanks for subscribing so that you don’t miss out on what is happening on the porch. ========================= I have many…

Thanks Mom- Part I

By Don Mohler | May 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Thanks Mom- Part I

By Don Mohler I hope you enjoy this special Mother’s Day edition of This, and that…… We’ve all been there.  From the time we were children, there were just certain times when all we needed was our mom.  Mothers seem to have that unconditional love thing figured out, and so we instinctively knew where to…

I Love My Phone. I Hate My Phone. Uggh!

By Don Mohler | May 4, 2019 | Comments Off on I Love My Phone. I Hate My Phone. Uggh!

By Jennifer Lynch, Ph.D. Over Easter weekend, my email password expires.  For a full two days I lose all access to my email.  To make matters worse, every time I try to use my phone, an obtrusive password pop-up impedes my ability to access other content.  Panic ensues. I break out in a cold sweat. …

Matthews versus Beale: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

By Don Mohler | April 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Matthews versus Beale: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

First of all a disclaimer: I despise the fact that we start our presidential cycle the morning after a new president is elected. That drove me nuts in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, and it’s even worse today in the age of cable news and a 24/7 news cycle. Are we ever going to…

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