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July 15 , 2019 /

AGING GRATEFULLY

There are five dimensions of human activity that are inextricably interrelated and interdependent. These are present regardless of our chronological age and they are not only important components in adult development, they are also factors that become even more critical in the aging process. Each one affects one or more of the others in ways

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July 9 , 2019 /

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Connecting beliefs with values – I think I figured out why I have been having trouble with AI.  It’s not because I don’t support it or believe in it.  I know to some degree what it is and that it is an important part of the evolution of technology now and in the future. Robotics

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July 5 , 2019 /

PLAIN ENGLISH

What is plain English?  What are some the hallmarks of a good writer?  Who do you like to read and why?  If you can answer those questions easily, then you know what plain English is. Four of my favorite writers, among many, are David McCullough, Anne Lamott, Atul Gawande, and Malcolm Gladwell.  They are very

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July 4 , 2019 /

FOR THE 4TH

                                                                                 July 4, 1776 – July 4, 2019 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all (Men and Women) are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among

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June 27 , 2019 /

BETTER

Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door” is a phrase attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson in the late nineteenth century. The phrase is actually a misquotation of the statement: “If a man has good corn or wood, or boards, or pigs, to sell, or can make better chairs

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June 20 , 2019 /

YES, VIRGINIA, CHANGE IS INEVITABLE

Leading and managing change in a world of complexity, there is simply no road map, recipe or formula for success.  Alli Polin is right when she says, “Honestly, everyone, even the most seemingly confident person, is figuring it out as they go. You’re not alone.” Janet Ford and Rick Walters, in their publication “Managing Dynamic

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June 8 , 2019 /

GOING BACK

It’s been a long time since I visited my undergraduate college campus so when I received an invitation to attend a reunion = a coming together after a period of separation – I thought, why not?  It would be fun to see the place, visit some favorite spots, see what has changed and celebrate with

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June 1 , 2019 /

WORK LIFE BALANCE IS A MYTH

The second definition of myth is “a widely held but false belief or idea.”  The first definition has to do with a story that we tell to explain things we may not understand.  Regardless of definitions, here’s why I believe most of the palaver about work life balance is either a false idea or a

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May 24 , 2019 /

UPDATES AND DOWNLOADS

Do you get notices that either a piece of software or an application needs to be “updated” and “downloaded” to be sure that you have the latest and greatest?   It seems to me this has become part of a daily routine like brushing your teeth or taking a shower.  It cleans up the old

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