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Karen Kapsanis

Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

Karen Kapsanis was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings when these blogs were written. Post-JPCL, Karen remains an inexplicably lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers and a surprisingly speedy sprinter.

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Closing Thoughts

Years ago, when I joined JPCL as the editorial assistant, I told myself that I would stay in publishing for two years and then go back to graduate school.

Posted Friday, December 20, 2013 | 9 Comments

Up a Tree ... without a Password

Sometimes, I think living in the Information Age is like trying to get into some kid’s treehouse. That’s because to get into a treehouse (and into just about everything online or otherwise digital), you generally need to give the right password.

Posted Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Merger Mania, and Why It Matters

Over the past 30 years in the coatings industry, mergers and acquisitions have affected every kind of coatings-related business—from coatings companies and equipment manufacturers to contractors, raw materials suppliers, and consultancies

Posted Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

Dangers of the Daily Juggling Act

I have been trying to write this little essay for weeks, but I keep getting interrupted—by emails beeping, phones ringing, texts boinging, multiple projects (often with the same deadline) closing in, unexpected problems or requests that seem simple to resolve but end up consuming hours.

Posted Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Clean and Green? Maybe...

I wouldn’t call it a scam or a lie or even an intention to mislead. “It” is the language that appears on many utility bills I receive.

Posted Monday, December 31, 2012 | 4 Comments

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