Monthly Archives: November 2013

Perfection of Democracy


H. L. Mencken on the Perfection of Democracy “As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land … Continue reading

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THE ROAD TO EXCELLENCE


THE ROAD TO EXCELLENCE The road to excellence and mastery in any field of endeavor begins with the conceptual knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals, not from the accumulation of techniques, methods, and procedures. Professionalism, certainty, and confidence develop from a focused, repetitive, … Continue reading

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THE LABRYINTH OF MORALITY


A good illustration of “The Labyrinth of Morality” was discussed by the sociologist Robert Jackall when he explored the ethics of decision making within several corporate bureaucracies. In his book, “Moral Mazes,” Jackall made several observations. The mid-level managers that … Continue reading

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INTELLIGENCE VS WISDOM


INTELLIGENCE VS WISDOM I’ve often been curious about the disparity between one intelligent person and another.  Even people with the same IQ may differ greatly in their perceptions, abilities and, most certainly, in their social skills.  Furthermore, some smart people … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT OF WAY


THE RIGHT OF WAY by Ruth Minshull   I live in a picturesque little village on the shores of Lake Michigan.  The wintertime population is no more than a few hundred hardy souls.  However, when the ice thaws and the cherry trees … Continue reading

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POLICIES TO LIVE BY


Sometimes I come upon some writing that is so good that I can’t think of anyway to improve it. The following writing is by a writer whom I’ve followed for over 40 years. It is an excellent example of general … Continue reading

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SANITY?


Ruth is a writer I have admired for 40 years. She has a knack for telling it like it is, with clarity, brevity, and importantly, humanity. She never fails to satisfy. – daniel jacobs   SANITY By Ruth Minshull We … Continue reading

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