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Socialize That My work life used to be meetings, meetings and more meetings. Now, not so much, thankfully. Still, one does not escape entirely from the round table. I was sitting in one the other day being dutifully attentive. The subject had turned to scheduling the next meeting, (of course.) The person in charge, when […]

Disease: Like A House On Fire

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“We Feared To Fly” Welcome, Ebola, to America. The carrier, a recent Liberian traveler, with a fever, was seen and released from a hospital. Now, he’s back in, listed in critical condition. Confidence is not inspired by the CDC or other public health officials who say they have the situation under control. A Plague Upon […]

9/11 at 13: Memory, Memorial, Myth

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How Do You Feel About Pearl Harbor? At some point 9/11 will likely become an anniversary celebrated each ten years. No matter how compelling the catastrophe, time erodes both the power of it and the decreasing number of people with a personal connection. People pass on and they are replaced. You could be half way […]

Leadership: Some Real “Swag”

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On the Square Benjamin Ogle Tayloe (1796-1868) is the son of Colonel John Tayloe III, the man who built the Octagon House at 18th and New York Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., about 1800. The Octagon House was the stand-in White House for the Madison’s after the Brits burned the real one around the corner during […]

American Jihad: 1865-2014

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The Inner Struggle The news that Moner Mohammad Abu-Salah, a 22-year-old from Florida, was the driver of a huge truck bomb in a Syrian suicide attack has caused consternation here in the U.S. as officials express deep concern over his “radicalization.” Abu-Salah has company. He was a young American, almost always  in his twenties. He […]

EMS Study: Shut the F–k Up.

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When “Quiet Please” Just Isn’t Working. We’ve all been there before: that patient who is making the proper provision of care all but impossible because of their yammering on. Loud, obstructive and verbose, they refuse to cooperate. Apparently faced with just such a patient, UK West Midlands Paramedic Richard Playford employed the crucially important but […]

Phrase of the Week

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Does Anybody Edit These Letters? Mergers, mergers. Like a lot of folks I belong to a gym, in my case, The Sports Club/LA (SCLA) because it has an indoor pool. It’s ridiculously expensive but very convenient so I cringe and pay. Last week they posted a notice that SCLA had been purchased by Equinox, the […]

Anti-Racism, Deconstructed

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Story of the Grateful Negro Who doesn’t like the age old narrative where good triumphs over evil? It reminds us of how the world should be and eases the daily injustices we all have to face. In that vein there’s a You Tube Video making the global rounds called “Stop Racism”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxJgZwtJHg8 On first glance […]

Books: So, You Want to be President?

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Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House “He can’t do that to me.” Such was JFK’s response when he was told at 8am, while still in bed in pajamas, reading the morning papers, about the missiles in Castro’s Cuba. He, of course, was Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet Premier and Kennedy’s chief antagonist. Kennedy’s exclamation underscores how […]

Hanging with the Wolf Pack

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To the Moon and Back This week I toured with a group from, let’s just say, Andrew Jackson territory. Their school sent two buses and as they often are, they were divided by gender with me winding up with 36 eighth grade boys. Was this divine retribution? Coin Toss At the very first stop, the […]

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Eric Lamar
Nepal: Disaster On A High Pass
Thanks, Tom. High praise from a professional editor.
2014-10-21 02:06:55
tom walter
Nepal: Disaster On A High Pass
Very informative, Eric, and good background for the recent tragedy. Especially striking your description of the sky and mountains before dawn. Tom
2014-10-20 12:13:45
Victoria Huckenpahler
Film: When “D” Stands for Dog
People, apart from historians, tend to forget that D Day signaled some of the War's greatest losses. We tend to think of the landing on Omaha Beach as marking the end of the troubles, but by no means. Under the circumstances it is not just sad, but obscene, that the event would be treated cavalierly.
2014-10-14 15:30:56
David B.
Film: When “D” Stands for Dog
Americans either don't know or don't care to admit that without the enormous sacrifices and steady advances of the Red Army, the outcome at Normandy might have been very different.
2014-10-14 15:07:23
Mike
Film: When “D” Stands for Dog
Tks for the review!!!!!
2014-10-14 14:00:06
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