Tag Archives: Obama’s Long Game

Speech Impediments

Screenplays are wonderful. It’s halftime in the Notre Dame locker room at the 1928 Army game, and Notre Dame is losing badly. They’ve been losing badly all season, and Knute Rockne is trying to salvage something from his worst season … Continue reading

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Navigating the New Normal

Teenage boys and eccentric old men like science fiction. The rest of us have enough to deal with in the real world – we don’t have time for fanciful alternatives. What Gene Roddenberry dreamed up in his Star Trek franchise … Continue reading

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No Point in Apologizing When You’ve Won

On the first Monday in December things came to a head. The Jets and the Patriots were tied for first in their division and they faced each other in the big game – the two awesome teams would go head … Continue reading

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Count Your Blessings

Count your blessings? There is that sappy old Irving Berlin song from the 1954 movie “White Christmas” – Bing Crosby singing to Rosemary Clooney something about counting your blessings instead of sheep. It seems when you’re worried and just can’t … Continue reading

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