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A Quack Process: How to Keep Those Ducks in a Row

An actual photo of “The Alphabet Committee” There’s a new process being implemented at my company (or rolled out or deployed) – whichever term you fancy. It’s new, novel, innovative…dare I say ground-breaking. Careers will flourish. Ceilings will be raised. … Continue reading

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Enough Already! (with the Guns…)

This is happening way too often in this country. Why? Guns are too readily available. Automatic and semi-automatic assault weapons designed to maximize kills are on the streets and apparently also in your mother’s garment closet. Why? “It’s our constitutional … Continue reading

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The Race Against Irrelevance

One thing I’ve learned during my nearly 2 years dabbling in social media, blogging and musical composition plus 4 plus years as a self-published author is that no one cares. My relevance among the millions of others that do what I do … Continue reading

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Struggling with Grace

A friend recently told me he waited in line for gas for over 5 hours in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. This was in the middle of his 13 days without power. Before I could finish voicing my sympathy he … Continue reading

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Post “SuperStorm” Sandy Thoughts, “Genius” and an AWOLNATION Review – All Seamlessly and Cleverly Tied Together By Excellent Writing

If you stick around to read the full post, I want to claim with full transparency that I’m leaving it open to interpretation as to whether the last line is a dig at Mayor Bloomberg *whistles and looks up and … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls HDR

Is it possible “to have one’s mind become so enmeshed in the difficulties of parsing the complexity of the world as to become incompatible with it?” As you think about that quote from page 134 of “After Delphi,” a Yorick … Continue reading

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Ah, Summer: Wiffle Ball…and Lightning Bugs in a Death Spiral

  Lightning Bug Death Spiral What is more “summer” than lightning bugs and wiffle ball? This photo combines the two and throws in a touch of “wow”. My kids are avid baseball players and the idea for this concept came … Continue reading

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The Filthy Frontier

Maybe it was the weather. Maybe it was my gloomy mood, dealing with the prospects of a 4 hour train ride to Boston to speak at a conference that didn’t interest me at all. Maybe it is just the nature … Continue reading

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