My prayer for America

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I’ve been a huge supporter of ongoing lifetime education. I take, on average, the equivalent of ten continuing education courses in a year along with time set aside for associated readings. I’m not just talking about continuing education for my profession. I’m not talking about the education available in our high schools, unfortunately, or even […]

Why some people are more likely to end relationships over politics

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The divide in political ideology is drawing much attention lately as this election season raises these issues to a fever pitch. Lately I’ve read a series of articles and personal stories describing how people are ending personal relationships over political disagreements. One article reported a survey result that 15% of people reported recently ending a friendship due […]

Preview of “The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain”

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A friend asked if would recommend reading Bill Bryson’s new book The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain. Actually I’m just at the beginning of reading it so I answered the question from a different perspective. What is the book about? Getting old, travel in England and the devastating indirect effects of […]

reading notes from “How Google Works”

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2014 by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg I picked up this book in the first month after it was published and conditioned by other things Google, was expecting big things. After setting that high expectation the book fell short. I made a handful of notes that hit a chord: new terms: tenurocrats and HiPPOs (highest paid […]

How to write good

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How to write good By Frank Visco   Avoid Alliteration. Always. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old hat.) Employ the vernacular. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive. Contractions aren’t necessary. Foreign words and […]