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Pete The Cat Meets the Little Drummer Boy

December 23, 2018


Christmas is the day after tomorrow.  Today I find myself in the enviable if somewhat unusual position of having nothing on my plate for which the failure to accomplish it would have a bad result.  (Thank you, Lord, for an actual sabbath rest[1]).  I plan to watch a football game, but thought I should also […]

Our View of Other People

April 28, 2016


“I never met a man that I didn’t like.”  Will Rogers “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”  Abraham Lincoln I recently returned from a trip abroad.  The shuttle driver that picked us up at the airport was nice enough to us.  However, he spent most of the ride […]

Ripple Effect

August 4, 2015


Let’s see if we can create an existential crisis and solve it in less than 1000 words.  There are about 7 billion people living on this planet at present.  The vast majority of us are not known at all beyond the few hundred lives with whom we have contact.  Even within that circle of influence, […]

Who Are You? (Part 1?)

August 22, 2014


Who are you?  Pete Townsend Who are you anyway?  Joe Jackson The world will ask you who you are, and if you do not have an answer, the world will tell you. [1] I have accomplished next to nothing today.  It is difficult to write that knowing that I intend to put this out on […]

Different Rules – Credit vs. Blame

July 5, 2013


Those of you who know me (and those who have read my bio) know that I was a banker for 25 years.  In 2001 and 2002, I was a market sales manager for the North San Diego market of a large bank.  The market consisted of about 40 branches led by a consumer market executive […]

Extend Yourself Some Grace

June 21, 2013


“You’re only human; you’re allowed to make your share of mistakes.”  Billy Joel “Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes, it rains.”  Nook LaLoosh My last post, “Internal Versus External Responsibility,” asserted that we each have a certain bent when assigning the credit for good outcomes or the blame for bad outcomes.  We are […]