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Pointless Enthusiasm

Too many years and too many miles change things. The raw new suburbs just north of downtown Pittsburgh in the fifties were the whole world when you’re just a kid, but after that sticky summer of 1965, it was off … Continue reading

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The Difficulties in Stating the Case

Blame Woodrow Wilson. Before his presidency that annual State of the Union thing wasn’t a formal speech delivered before a Joint Session of Congress – heck, it wasn’t even annual. It was more of an occasional internal memo, as required … Continue reading

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Beyond Argument

Although it is a bit out of fashion now, you keep the lines of communication open, and increase the chances of mutual understanding, or maybe even agreement, with courtesy. You show respect. You listen politely and don’t interrupt – you … Continue reading

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