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On Being a Linchpin

The highest level of management I’ve reached in my career is Operations Manager. It was a tough job, but I was successful. I was good at it. And it was an eye-opening experience for me. When I started, I had nothing to go on but instinct, and as it turns out my instincts were good. […]

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Born Standing Up – A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin

I’ve been a fan of Steve Martin since I was a young boy and could enjoyed the silly animated kind of humor that accompanied daytime classic shows.  The Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and the Little Rascals all were staples and seemed to be on one of the seven TV channels during the day.  I […]

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Finding Fideism (Fuh-day-ism)

I recently finished Martin Gardner‘s “The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener”. Gardner is a Fideist, which describes anyone who uses faith to come to certain truths. William James, John Dewey, Blaise Pascal, Soren Kierkegard, were considered to have some Fideist tendencies I am of the opinion that there are two ways of interpreting the world […]

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Dan Brown – The Lost Symbol

Dan Brown’s latest novel, The Lost Symbol, has an enormous amount of symbology, mysticism, ancient mysteries and facts wrapped around a weak story. The former definitely makes up for the latter, and it is worth the read, if for anything else, so the reader can learn more about perspective.

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