Shell Game – Brilliant, Probably Unintentional

Like much of America, I anxiously awaited the results of the Mueller investigation with some hope that it would find evidence that Trump cooperated with or enlisted the assistance of Russia in order to gain the presidency.  I had that hope because I’m in favor of anything legal that gets him out of office. Just … Continue reading Shell Game – Brilliant, Probably Unintentional

Chickens Crossing Roads

Years ago, I received a humorous email containing made-up answers to the classic question, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” My favorite was attributed to FBI Agent Fox Mulder of the X-Files: “You saw the chicken cross the road with your own eyes!  How many more chickens have to cross the road before you … Continue reading Chickens Crossing Roads

Start Your Year with a Smile – 2019

Welcome to the 8th Annual edition of this post. I started 2018 in Key West, which is an interesting place, and one that left me with a couple of things to report, but for which I wasn’t able to get a picture. Actually, the first of those happened in Miami Beach.  Katie and I were … Continue reading Start Your Year with a Smile – 2019

The Most Non-Partisan Thing You Can Do

A friend of mine keeps sending me emails staking out his strongly-held conservative positions, attacking and ridiculing liberals and Democrats.  I feel very sad about this, but not because I think he’s necessarily wrong.   Like any of us, sometimes he is, sometimes he isn’t.  I’m sad because it’s like watching someone trying to hit an … Continue reading The Most Non-Partisan Thing You Can Do

Ducks, Spades and Psychopaths. And a Little Anonymity to Boot.

When my clients are trying to solve a problem, one of the things I lean on them to do is get really clear what the actual problem is.  Part of that is learning to use clear, unambiguous language.  To call a spade a spade.  To stop talking about “Centers of Influence” because that’s fuzzy.  What … Continue reading Ducks, Spades and Psychopaths. And a Little Anonymity to Boot.

What the Pope Could Have Said

I’m not a Catholic, far from it, but I want to like this Pope.  That, however, is becoming increasingly difficult. Here’s what he might have said upon his arrival in Ireland this week, but did not: “We are here to serve our flock.  It is not the other way around.  Nothing could be further from … Continue reading What the Pope Could Have Said

Second Chances – Part II

In response to my post a few days ago about the general misunderstanding of Second Amendment, I was steered to this CNN story, that simply presents the text exchange between two sisters, one of whom was trapped in the high school. https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/15/us/sisters-texts-florida-school-shooting-trnd/index.html?sr=twCNN021518sisters-texts-florida-school-shooting-trnd0853PMStory Please take a moment to read it.  If it doesn’t move you to … Continue reading Second Chances – Part II