Category Archives: Best Practices

Spin, fib, bullshit, or lie?

Author’s note:  This post was written several months ago but not posted immediately because I wanted to “sleep on it.”  Now, given the rather rude firing of FBI director Comey a couple days ago and the related spin, I decided this country’s … Continue reading

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The Arrogance of Hillary Clinton

“And I’m trying to be as transparent as I possibly can.” -Hillary Clinton as quoted in the New York Times on 9/8/15 Does anyone actually believe that statement?  Of course not.  It’s a lie on its face.  And we need … Continue reading

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Berea High School (Ohio) ’62 Scholarship

I have fond memories of growing up in Berea, Ohio and my 3 years at Berea High School, where I had 360 or so classmates, many of whom are friends.  A couple of years ago, in conjunction with my Class … Continue reading

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Some questions

This post is of a different style – instead of discussing some issue, I’m using this forum to outline briefly three subjects that touched me over the past week.  And, while each subject area merits a more in depth treatment, … Continue reading

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Checklists – Due Diligence

A few years ago The New Yorker published an article extolling the virtues of checklists in a hospital setting.  Then, in 2011, the author enlarged his essay and published a book, The Checklist Manifesto, which has received laudatory reviews. The … Continue reading

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Maps, Paper

Yesterday morning, as a friend and I began a short walk from the Dolphin Club to Anderson Bakery at Fisherman’s Wharf for coffee, we were summoned by an attractive woman who, as the passenger in the front seat of a … Continue reading

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You know what this term means out in the garden…plant is growing, needs more space, gets repotted.  In its new location we anticipate the plant will thrive, and it normally does. Over the past few weeks my spouse has been … Continue reading

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