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Getting His Way

No one wins all the time. No one always gets their way. That hurts, but Ralph Waldo Emerson offered this advice – “Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.” That’s … Continue reading

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Kafka Comes to America

All of us are a bit something else. America is like that, and the folks at Ancestry will test your DNA for you. You might find out you’re thirty-four percent Native-American. They buy a lot of thirty-second spots on most … Continue reading

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Flimflam and Impatience

Those with self-confidence rule the world. They seem to know what they’re doing, even if they don’t. That’s the trick. Be bold. Be decisive – even if your decisions are disastrous. That can be handled easily. Say that your critics … Continue reading

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This President Thing

Some rollouts don’t go well. In 1958 Ford rolled out their new Edsel – and America laughed. This was “an Oldsmobile sucking a lemon” – the odd grill was unfortunate. And it was just another Ford. Two years later it was … Continue reading

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Provisional Autonomy

Old men have their memories. College ended, and the sixties seemed to end, on the same bright June day of the last June of that decade. It was time to move on. Nixon was president. The counterculture lost. It was … Continue reading

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