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An Act Of Moral Imagination

Earlier today, as I wrote this, I met a close friend of my roommate who will apparently be visiting for some time.  I had never met him before but I was familiar with his name, and he expressed the same … Continue reading

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Book Review: Control Girl

Control Girl:  Lessons On Surrendering Your Burden Of Control From Seven Women In The Bible, by Shannon Popkin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book, although … Continue reading

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A Pre-Mortem Thought Experiment On The Second American Civil War: Part Three

[Note:  For those interested in reading this grim thought experiment from the beginning, read part one and part two.] As we find to the conclusion of this thought experiment about a civil war between progressive and traditionalist elements in the … Continue reading

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How Do We Trust The Heart Of An Author?

When, without any conscious idea or plan to copy the lives of literary protagonists, we find our own life forms a narrative not unlike that of literary fiction, it is naturally to speculate on the nature of the Author of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Buyer’s Guide To Business Intelligence Software: 2016 Edition

The Buyer’s Guide To Business Intelligence Software:  2016 Edition, Curated from End-User Reviews on:  TrustRadius A significant portion of my reading consists of material related to my work in data science.  Some of this reading is what I do for … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Necessary Evil

A Necessary Evil:  A History Of American Distrust Of Government, by Garry Wills Garry Wills is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of a book on Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, but this book is only worthy of the book equivalent of … Continue reading

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Silent Running, Or The Dark Side Of Sprezzatura

It is likely that without knowing it, many of the people who read this will likely be devotees of the fine Renaissance art of sprezzatura.  In his well-known work The Book of The Courtier, Baldassare Castiglione stated that the ideal … Continue reading

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Medieval Management By Wandering Around

Largely because there is a widespread chronological prejudice and a lack of historical awareness on the part of many management theorists, Management By Walking Around is thought as a contemporary phenomenon.  Yet management by walking around is an exceedingly old … Continue reading

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The Intractable Dilemma Of Presence And Absence

Among the many intractable dilemmas of my life [1] is the intractable dilemma of presence and absence. For lack of a better way of putting it, I am a haunted soul, tormented by the ghostly presence of history and memory … Continue reading

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We’re From The Government, And We’re Here To Help

Last night as I sat in an auditorium at Providence St. Vincent hospital on the far left side, in one of the few left-handed desks, listening to a lady from DHS speak about the process of an investigation, I was … Continue reading

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