Monthly Archives: November 2006

What? Me? Reenlist?

When I first enlisted in the Navy I had no intention of reenlisting. I had a draft notice to report for induction into the U.S. Army when I enlisted in the Navy. Enlisting in anything had not been my idea. … Continue reading

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The New Math

My wife and I stopped by an ice cream shop (remaining nameless) for some ice cream this past weekend. I drove up to the window and placed my order, “I would like a 1/2 gallon of vanilla soft serve please.” … Continue reading

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It Was a Dark and Rainy Night

It was a dark and rainy night when the plane I was on started to fall out of the sky – it really was dark and rainy – I’ll get back to the weather report…but first let me begin my … Continue reading

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History Lesson

A friend of mine sent me this – I have no idea of the truth of the matter – it does make some sense, at any rate it’s a good story. In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to … Continue reading

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The Rainbow

My wife and I had just finished eating at a local restaurant. We had one of those meals that come with a small desert. The waitress asked me what I wanted and I said, “Orange sherbet.” She asked, “How about … Continue reading

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Neologisms

I had to introduce a Word of the Day at a Toastmasters Meeting I attended. The idea was to come up with a new word that people can use. I found the word, “neologisms”, which basically means a new word … Continue reading

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Every Profession Has Obstacles

Every Profession Has Challenges and Obstacles Our youngest son’s birthday is on the 4th of July and this year we celebrated by going to my older son’s country club. They have day long activities, swimming, eating, golfing, eating, sitting by … Continue reading

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Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

I heard a discussion yesterday about leadership and what traits a good leader should possess. I never seem to hear any discussions about “followership” – what does it take to be a good follower. I recall the first lesson I … Continue reading

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