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Women, Status and Prosperity

      The best clue to a nation’s growth and development potential is the status and role of women.  Historian David Landes in “The Wealth and Poverty of Nations.” As I sorted through some papers a small yellowed fragment of newspaper … Continue reading

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Memoriam for Dr. King

             I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.                                                                                                                                               MLK, Jr. April 4, 1968 … Continue reading

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CPAP

“This is a ‘C-PACK’, something you use when you get old to breathe at night.” I’ll have to admit to interrupting some otherwise very intimate evenings by emitting strong and frightful nocturnal sounds of a man struggling for breath.  Some … Continue reading

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One Mile from the Other Woman

On the way home from the Y after my near-daily swim, I couldn’t resist a little side trip to see the house shown so often on local TV lately as the home of Gen. Petraeus’s biographer, author of “All In,” … Continue reading

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Intuition

“Don’t trust your intuition, obey it!” It was a typical, stereotypical British day, blustery, wet and gray.  The area was industrial which added to the bleakness of the scene.  The Chairman’s office had no warmth, no feel of humanity about … Continue reading

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Perfecting the Illusion

“Live to be in the present. Safety, security, knowing and being right are  all synonyms for death.”–Cheri Huber It’s cool out, the air is damp and the clouds hold promise of rain later.  The window is open 1 inch to … Continue reading

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And Joy is Everywhere

I had finally broken down, just as my antique Palm Centro was breaking down, and ordered a new, my first, iPhone.  Sad to say, I have virtually (pun intended) disconnected from the digital world anytime I left the office and … Continue reading

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Never Alone

“The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.”  Mitch Albom,  The Five People You Meet in Heaven For more years than I like to recount, I have trudged in and out of office buildings for … Continue reading

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Last Call?

Could it be true?  A reliable source has intimated that a Romney presidency would move to, just like Islam, outlaw the manufacture, distribution and consumption of alcoholic beverages in the US.  Since his faith outlaws it and it fits in … Continue reading

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Biology and Consciousness

White cells are merciless and will hunt down and kill every last pathogen they can find.  Bill Bryson Bill Bryson has written another great book entitled, A Short History of Nearly Everything.  He previously wrote a book that I really … Continue reading

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