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Ted Kennedy Remembered

‘That Which We Are, We Are
One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts’

‘Teddy became a monumental plus for progressive causes, and in the process revealed an appeal different from Jack’s charismatic sophistication and Bobby’s white heat: the heroism of tireless, day by day plowing ahead to achieve your goals, whatever the obstacles, including those — maybe especially those — that are self-imposed.’

Control Patrol

– – – “The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.” — Philip K. Dick As part of my executive training, a former boss once shared a chilling image that underpinned his […]

Vanity Affairs

– – – In every affair consider what precedes and what follows… — Epictetus South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford isn’t a man’s man, nor is he a ladies’ man. He’s a very strange man, to be sure. But basically he’s a selfish man. Everyone now knows that Sanford betrayed his wife and kids by conducting […]

Whole Lotta Firing Going On

Posted: June 17, 2009 10:19 AM – – – Getting fired sucks. Doing the firing can get you fired at. Since December 2007, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, seven million Americans have been thrown out of work, mostly for reasons having nothing to do with job performance. It took many thousands of bosses […]

Evolution Devolution

Posted: May 14, 2009 05:50 PM – – – “De-evolution/self-execution/ no solution/I’m a potato and I’m so hip.” – Devo I once had a promising first date with an intelligent, engaging woman who explained she was on a spiritual quest. This made me a little nervous. If you’re on such a quest, I figure you […]

America Beyond Compare?

– – – “Anything you can do, I can do better.” –Irving Berlin, America’s songwriter Why does everything American have to be better than everything else? My mom lives in a comfortable community in South Florida, as does a friend’s dad, whom I saw recently for the first time in decades. His first words to […]