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Constructive Dismissal

Elections should be about clear choices, and back in January 2012, with everyone assuming Mitt Romney would be the Republicans’ nominee for president, while enjoying the Trump-Bachmann-Gingrich-Cain-Perry-Santorum clown show that was developing, it was clear that Mitt Romney was not … Continue reading

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Carrying On

We certainly aren’t British. After those terrorist bombings in London a few years ago – in the Tube not the subway of course – that city was plastered with posters that said it all – “Keep Calm and Carry On.” … Continue reading

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Nothing Exciting

Ah, teaching adolescents was many decades ago – but thinking back on that whole business it seemed the trick to make things exciting, or engaging, or at least not so boring that those young folks were reduced to tears, or … Continue reading

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Our Own Ministry of Silly Walks

The problem is that getting old and useless provides perspective. Leaving teaching – which was so pleasant so many years ago – for the business world – made the idea of trying to discuss Dickens with surly fifteen-year-olds seem quite … Continue reading

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The Audacity of Persistence

There’s always the question of how you get things done. Some folks will tell you it’s all about having the right attitude – think you can and you can. Anyone who is tone deaf and decided they’d be the next … Continue reading

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Those Limbs and Outward Flourishes

Let’s go back to high school, where you had to endure the unmitigated agony of Shakespeare – the words made no sense and the man ran on forever, and you had to write an essay or two along the way, … Continue reading

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