Tag Archives: Art of the Possible

A Pesky Matter of Perspective

The trick is to figure out how the other guy thinks. That’s how you get things done – coaches know that – some players you scold and embarrass, and they perform well to prove you’re wrong and a total jerk, … Continue reading

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Purposefully Disconnected

A dozen or so years ago it was working on assignment on London, Ontario – almost two years of trying to build a new systems shop at the locomotive plant there – and that meant flying home to Los Angeles … Continue reading

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The Dreary Art of the Possible

Donald Rumsfeld will always be a martyred saint to the neoconservative right, and to the all-out-global-war-now evangelical Christian right, on the edge of their seats at these End Times, waiting for the Rapture. Rumsfeld was for war anytime, anyplace, ready … Continue reading

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