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 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 4 , 2019 /

THE WAVE

What mental or emotional connection do you experience when you see or hear the word, WAVE? Please feel free to offer that up in the comment section below as well as anything else that you may want to share. What sparked this blog was my visit to the ocean on May 2. I started in

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