Category Archives: Opinion

One-Liner Wednesday – Outside

“Timothy Leary’s dead No, no, no, no, He’s outside looking in” – Moody Blues On Sunday morning, I was listening to NPR when they started talking about the Iowa Caucuses and I kinda lost it. I can’t listen to any … Continue reading

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The New Menu Blues

If we were having a beer, we would both notice the new Specials Menu on the bar, but you would be less worried than me. “I think this will be OK. A little change is good now and then.” “I … Continue reading

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Close the Door – Open Your Mind

I was on the road this past week. Not the whole week, but a good-sized chunk of it. It was one of those travel things that I do that involves meetings during the day and social functions in the evening. … Continue reading

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The Problem with Metrics

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” I don’t know who coined that phrase, but I have to tell you, I have some problems with the concept. My primary problem is that “it” often refers to a person, … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Guest Lecture

Those of you who follow the Thursday Doors series knew this was coming. It has little to do with the doors, and surprisingly, it has little to do with my lecture. Oh, don’t worry, (or perhaps I should say don’t … Continue reading

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You Want Me To Wait How Long?

I’ve written about technology moving too fast and technology going too far on several occasions. Today, I want to attack from the other side. Maybe it’s the flank. I don’t know, I was born at a bad time for military … Continue reading

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End of Summer – Yay!

Don’t let the title fool you, I like summer. Leaving for work in the daylight, walking Maddie before most people are awake for her to bark at, ‘cuz they either said “oh she’s such a pretty dog” or they should … Continue reading

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