September 3 , 2021 /

LABOR DAY 2021

There are hundreds of workers who have made our lives easier, better and more productive this past year and here are some of them by category.  I will thank a number of them personally this week and next for their good work.  I want them to know that their work is appreciated, that it makes

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August 22 , 2021 /

A DIFFERENT 12 STEP PROGRAM

“The nature of change itself seemed to have changed in recent years. It was becoming obvious: we need to think and act differently.”   Janet Ford & Rick Walters, “Managing Dynamic Change” Here are twelve lessons I learned in working with people designing and implementing change. These lessons apply to individuals, to teams and to organizations. 

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August 17 , 2021 /

BETTER SELVES

A number of exchanges in recent weeks have centered around the notion of our better selves, how we see ourselves and whether or not we are interested in evolving to a better version of who we are.  What I believe is the most important piece as that will determine why and how I choose to

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August 12 , 2021 /

SUDDENLY

On Wednesday, January 21, 2015,  Dr. Michael Davidson, a 44 year-old, outstanding, visionary surgeon in Boston, was shot and killed by a deranged man who was upset by his mother’s death.  As you might guess, he then turned the gun on himself.  I thought of the surgeon’s wife, pregnant with their fourth child and their

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July 31 , 2021 /

ROAD REPORT #6

Ten days on the road since the last “Road Report” seems like a long time, partly because we’ve covered so many miles, seen so many different places and have changed our original plans.  We have continued our preference for back roads over the Interstate Highway system. Less traffic, better scenery and low stress. Changing timetables

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July 21 , 2021 /

ROAD REPORT # 5

Arrived in Bangor, Maine on Wednesday, July 14, and had the RV serviced on Thursday at the Mercedes dealer (oil and filters changed, tires rotated) as it’s been 10,000 miles since the last service, around March 25.  Spent 3 days near Bangor in Holden, Maine, and moved on Saturday to Bucksport at the head of

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