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September 9, 2015
Georg Brandes (1842-1927) [Source:]

Moby-Dick? Sure. Look In Our Fishing Section

In business and in life, it’s the small things we take for granted that generally cause our mistakes. After all, you might wonder, what’s so hard […]
August 17, 2015

Swearin’ Proper

Just a few weeks ago, I introduced you here to Finley Peter Dunne – or more importantly to Mr. Dooley.  Usually, I would let it go […]
July 24, 2015

Stanislavski on Politicians (Sort of)

There is an art to living well and to leading well. And whether in politics, in business, or in acting on a stage, the same ethics […]
July 23, 2015
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A Conversation With Mr. Dooley

Sometimes the best thing I can write for you is what somebody else wrote first. — “What’s wan man’s news is another man’s throubles. In these […]
January 14, 2015
Zorba The Greek 1

Seeing the World

What a gift it would be to have a friend like this – or better yet, to be a friend like this. A very short excerpt […]
August 24, 2014

The Silence in the Words of Children

For any of you who have ever stopped and marveled at the purity and simplicity with which children speak their many first words – and especially […]
March 6, 2014

Just in case you think journalism ever changes

From Salmagundi, a series of satirical pamphlets written by Washington Irving, his brothers and friends in New York City from January 1807 to January 1808. The […]
January 6, 2014


A short excerpt from a story that takes place more than 100 years ago.  Written for a book (East of Eden) published in 1952.  No matter.  […]