Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Power of Listening

I was listening to one of the political talk shows the other one of those where the name of the show is the name of the host. The host of the show kept interrupting the guests to argue with them … Continue reading

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Un- (re)Tiring Heroes

A legend died yesterday. That legend is one of my heroes – veteran newsman Daniel Schorr. He died at age 93 with his boots still on – still the senior news analyst at National Public Radio. He had chosen to … Continue reading

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Untruth & Consequences

My grandfather is a source of many of many of my sayings and anecdotes. I always thought he had originated them until I started finding them attributed to other people.  He was a stickler for me telling the truth. But … Continue reading

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Neighborhood – good or bad? Our choice

Last night driving home I too was confronted by the police cars sitting at the end of our block – 4 houses from our house. I learned there had been youth in two cars shooting at one another. A neighbor … Continue reading

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Hot & Humid

It has been hot and humid. And I really do not like hot and humid. I prefer cool and dry… The heat and humidity make it hard to sleep and makes me a bit lazy – not wanting to do … Continue reading

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Independence Day?

What an American celebration this Independence Day.  Who among us does not want to be independent? From infancy on we struggle to assert our independence, to go where we want to and do what we want to. It is part … Continue reading

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