I had the distinct pleasure this week of becoming a contributing author to the Cavalcade of Risk, a bi-weekly collection of blog articles representing issues from the many faces of risk management. Started in June of 2006 by Henry Stern, the C of R is intended to “offer insights into the world of risk management”. Stern further defined as a mission for the effort, “generally, this will be insurance-related, but that's not a requirement. Our goal is to help folks understand what risk is, and how to manage it. It’s about business and finance, of course, but it’s also about risks in our everyday lives and personal relationships.”

The Cavalcade is hosted on a rotating basis by the contributing authors, so I expect at some point in the near future you will see it appear from time to time in our Blogwire here on the site. (In reality, several have already run here, as we republish the WC Manual blog automatically, and Rebecca Shafer, founder of the Manual, is a Cavalcade contributor)

My first contribution to the Cavalcade appears in edition #186, and is the recent article entitled “Workers’ Compensation Should be Called Workers’ Recovery”. 

Stern has indicated that they welcome “dark or humorous” article submissions, as long as they are related to risk. I honestly don’t think he realizes what he has gotten himself into, but for better or worse, I am now part of that scenario. I am either representing the face of workers’ compensation risk, or the “don’t try this at home” category; I’m not sure which.

Either way, I am happy to contribute for our little corner of the world.

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