Monthly Archives: September 2012

Politicians Defined in Quotes

I believe this quote from Henry Kissinger “Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.” says it all,  but here are some other defining words: “We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s … Continue reading

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Words, Advertising, and Politicians

I believe in the power of the perfect word at the perfect time.  And I also believe as  George Will tells us that   “A politician’s words reveal less about what he thinks about his subject than what he thinks about … Continue reading

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“It’s Just Not Convenient”

Comment on a column by Andrea Kay Concerning Work Ethics – Gannett News/USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/money/columnist/kay/story/2012/09/15/self-centered-work-ethic-hinders-young-employees/57782904/1 Kay’s article is an indictment of the work ethic of the young modern workforce while here I apply the same critique she used on the … Continue reading

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Chicago Teacher’s Strike

Critics trumpet that a teacher strike in Chicago is bad for kids. Critics do this after consistently demeaning the skills of our teachers, moaning about our failing educational systems, advocating lock step test-driven curriculums, standards, and on task on time … Continue reading

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Football, Punishment and Life

I have watched with great interest the current controversy over physical punishments handed out by football coaches in high school. I was and always have been a team player and truly believe in the concept of team as being the … Continue reading

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Memories

As I watched the national news , the political ads and the handwringing and political posturing over the  continuing strife in the Middle East I remembered two works  that are over 35 years old. but seem to be perfect for … Continue reading

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Sleep and Politics

All the political things aside, I got a good night’s sleep last night. about 8.5 hours in the deep silence of the Minnesota woods in the fall.  Nobody within miles, no boats, cars, sirens, no nice but irritatingly punctual AM dogs.    This is … Continue reading

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