Monthly Archives: January 2006

one person’s tragedy is another person’s marketing slogan

Jonestown has given us what has to be the most ill-conceived metaphor in use throughout the world of business today; “drink the kool-aid”. Personally I’m not about to kill myself just because the rest of the world doesn’t buy into … Continue reading

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sometimes I take a mental vacation and pay attention to what’s really important

What I noticed and was impressed enough to document as I sat in the lobby of the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC staring at the ceiling while relaxing with a draft beer from the bar. (not drawn to scale)

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word of the day

‘sinecure’ (understanding is the first step in solving a problem)

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in today’s news…

A Frenchman who attacked and damaged “Fountain,” a urinal declared a work of art by Dada pioneer Marcel Duchamp, was ordered to pay a fine of 214,000 euros. A Paris court also gave Pierre Pinoncelli, 77, a three-month suspended sentence … Continue reading

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but quitting time still takes forever to get here

On my shelves are several books written by Stephen Hawking including ‘A Brief History Of Time’. At the library today I checked out Hawking’s latest book ‘A Briefer History Of Time’. When I returned home and shared the books I … Continue reading

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the wrong type of “real” life

Reading thru the morning paper during breakfast, once again I failed to recognize anyone featured or mentioned who I know on a first name basis.(no surprise there) I then looked at an advertising insert from one of the local big … Continue reading

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#@%*! language atrocities

Upon receiving an eight page fax this afternoon in error for someone I’ve never heard of, I called the sender’s listed number to tell them of the mistake so that it could be resent to the intended party. Their response? … Continue reading

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