Author Archives

  • NOTHING HAPPENS IN A SILO

    “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I… Read More ›

  • A CALL FOR EQUITY IN ACCOUNTABILITY

    “In this dirty minded world, you are either someone’s wife or someone’s whore. And if you’re not either people think there is something wrong with you….but there is nothing wrong with me” ― John Irving, The World According to Garp… Read More ›

  • CHOOSING THE PROPER BATTLEFIELD

    “Have you noticed how difficult it is just to get along in the world? If you’re no good at all in your job, people treat you badly and eventually you will be unemployed. And if you’re a little better than… Read More ›

  • MUST WE CONTINUE TO LIVE NEXT DOOR TO “THAT” HOUSE?

    “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” ― Nelson Mandela “I’ve always been serious that way, trying to evolve… Read More ›

  • IF IT’S NOT THIS, IT’S THAT

    “It was always the view of my parents…that hot weather encouraged loose morals among young people.” ― Ian McEwan “The source of my difficulties has always been the same: an inability to accept what to others seems natural, and an… Read More ›

  • A CONVOLUTED PATH FORWARD

    “You’re the only one that you are screwin’, when you put down what you don’t understand.” ― Kris Kristofferson “She liked to argue, especially with people who were serious about weird ideas they swore were true.” ― Elmore Leonard, Up… Read More ›

  • A QUESTION OF FOOTING THE BILL

    “To admit error and cut losses is rare among individuals, unknown among states. States function only in terms of what those in control perceive as power or personal ambition, and both of these wear blinkers.” ― Barbara W. Tuchman, A… Read More ›

  • WHAT NEXT?

    “She found it hard to believe that there would be any bold moves, because too many people had dirty flour in their bags, and people with filthy fingers are hardly enthusiastic about digging up the past.” ― Sofi Oksanen, Puhdistus… Read More ›

  • THE WINDS OF CHANGE

    “The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” ― Bertrand Russell “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.” ― Aldous… Read More ›

  • POISED ON A PRECIPICE

    “Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.” ― Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock “As a lobbyist he had long ago concluded there was no difference in how Democrats and Republicans conducted the business of government. The… Read More ›