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Funny Things That Happened on the way into March

“Laughing, like elation, seems to help people think more broadly and associate more freely, noticing relationships that might have eluded them otherwise…” – Daniel Goleman And it is about this time of year when we long for a much-needed bit … Continue reading

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Let’s Eat Out Tonight

“Good food, good company, great listening music and a wonderful atmosphere.  You can’t ask for anything better.” ― Anthony T. Hincks My thoughts exactly.  Although I have found that it’s getting more difficult, primarily because of an increasingly common phenomenon: a very … Continue reading

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The Tourist’s Dilemma

“A good seaman weathers the storm he cannot avoid, and avoids the storm he cannot weather” – Unknown There was a town, of no small size, that was located by the sea. There were merchants, craftsmen, tradesmen, and, as you can … Continue reading

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There Is No Gravity. Things Fall.

I really didn’t know where to begin on this one. Well, actually, how to continue because I had already begun laughing hysterically. The post title derives from a comment by a person who recently attended a Flat Earth Conference in North … Continue reading

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Gap Theory

“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” – Robert Heinlein Behaviors and Consequences No, this is not what you might think it is about. This is about something much less hypothetical and much more practical. And very real, in an … Continue reading

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The Two Questions

“Crisis Doesn’t Develop Character, it Reveals It” There are many discussions of the desirable attributes of outstanding employees that are readily available through leadership literature, and I have also posted my thoughts beginning here. One of these attributes is Attitude, … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, Do You Speak English?

They were an odd introduction to cultural differences, our early experiences. The first was, more or less, an unexpected one – our move from Southern California (born and raised) to Texas for graduate school, and a whole different world. I … Continue reading

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