- From the Forest to the Shore, Connecticut, USA
- March 12
- Director of Change
- An unnamed non-profit health care provider
- Change is good...that's what I keep telling my colleagues. It's difficult and hard. It's challenging and rewarding. It's fraught with peril. It needs to be done...yesterday!
MY RECENT POSTS
- Two score and ten years ago
November 21, 2013 08:38PM
- An EP for Sirenita Lake
July 24, 2013 09:33PM
- Bombs don't kill and maim
people, people kill people.
April 20, 2013 08:35PM
- Random attacks on Civilians
are not going away.
April 17, 2013 06:01PM
- Which NFL team will have its
first player "Come Out?"
April 06, 2013 01:38PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “You know, Tom, I was
just a bit too young to
November 21, 2013 09:16PM
- “Glad to hear you are
still on that path. They life
about the journey,
September 29, 2013 11:30AM
- “Epic Person”
August 04, 2013 06:35PM
- “You're in my
April 22, 2013 07:24PM
- “What about Zeke?”
April 21, 2013 05:51PM
Let me say at the outset that both my wife and I consider ourselves very, very fortunate in the current economic crisis. I have a job in New York City and she has her own business which is doing ok in this slow economy. We know this could all change in… Read full post »
Last week, Sheldon the Wonderhorse, nominated Ruth Madoff, wife of confessed felon Bernie Gonif, I mean Madoff, who bilked investors of 52 billion dollars.
This week I'd like to offer my nomination for this week. She is
Ellen McDonnell, Director of Morning Programming at NPR
In a post… Read full post »
1. Albert Einstein dies
2. Brown v Board of Education
4. JFK elected president
5. Cuban Missle Crisis
6. Man goes into space
7. Man orbits earth
8. War expands in Viet Nam
9. March on Washington
10. JFK assassinated
11. Civil rights act of 1964
12. LBJ… Read full post »
At least under the cover of anonymity, I can admit this. There is one reality show I will watch of my own volition. It is TLC's What Not to Wear with Stacy London and Clinton Kelly. I think this is a cool show.
Each episode, a person who has been nominated by a… Read full post »
Picking M up in Augusta was a crazy scene. It seems she had tried to harm herself b… Read full post »
Here's part one if you missed it:
I had a long drive back to Portland in a storm over snow covered roads. Arriving home, I faced an angry soon to be ex-wife, and E, my confused daught… Read full post »
That what my 15 year old daughter, M, screamed at me in a fit of rage. My response, "That's my job and I love my work." The anger was diffused in an instant and we both had a good laugh. In a few months we would stop laughing. It would be almost… Read full post »
I'm beginning to realize I am becoming a dinosaur. Not because my kids accused me of playing with dinosaurs when I was a kid (they are not creationists, either).
I am being innundated with infotainment and opinionists from the corporate mainstream media. I don't want infotainment, and I don't need to… Read full post »
"High-tech lynching" is a quote from associate justice Clarence Thomas during his senate confirmation hearings in the 1980s. I think it was effective in getting him confirmed to the court.
I wrote this sensationalist headline not to start a debate, but to have a dialogue about how we have politi… Read full post »
About ten years ago I sat in my cube and wondered what was wrong with Susie. She was a good employee, conscientious, hard working, committed, and a good trainer. But lately she has been resistant, and withdrawn. She was refusing to complete work assignments that involved writing, and I couldn't under… Read full post »
Shayna is one special girl. Some say my relationship with her is sensual. Others feel my obsession with her is unnatural. Yet others would be shocked about the way I talk about her. She is my possession. My property. I keep her tied up at night, lest I fear she would… Read full post »
A rant about change and optimism.
This is not the best of times right now. For many it is the worst of times. I am grateful that the majority of the American people woke up and started to take back control of our country last November. When I think of the… Read full post »
With apologies to the Five Pillars of Total Quality Management (ca. 1989)
1. Nothing works so well it can't be changed.
2. No process is too small it can't be micromanaged.
3. Decisions are made at a level farthest from those impacted by them.
4. There's a fine line between "flexible… Read full post »
Hi, I am OEsheepdog. I have a problem. I am addicted to the writings of Rex Stout and his most famous characters, Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin.
I think this began when I stumbled upon the A&E production Nero Wolfe Mysteries. At first it was the dialogue. Then it was… Read full post »
Every hospital should have an Old English Sheepdog. In 1959, the hospital that my mother was admitted to, did. I was four years old. She had tuberculosis. Remember TB? The Christmas Seals people? That was almost 50 years ago.
She had developed TB and had dramatic surgery which removed a portion… Read full post »
The solution is at the bottom of my updated post
This is a follow up to the story I shared last week.
Back when society was trying to decide between Betamax and VHS, and vinyl LPs were still being sold, I worked… Read full post »
As I descended into the Grendel's cave that is the New York City Subway system, I wondered how long I would have to wait for my train to arrive.
I was in Queens at the Jackson Heights- Roosevelt Avenue station waiting for the E train to take me into Manahattan.… Read full post »
New York, NY (AP) - The New York City police arrested 31 year old Quatfazal T. Balthazar IV of East Millinocket Maine, during a sting operation on New York's lower east side early today. Police allege the NYU executive MBA student had hijacked a shipping container filled with 345,ooo pair o… Read full post »
In the go-go 80s, there was Magnum, PI, Miami Vice, and Remington Steele. These shows had action, panache, flair, sex, fast cars, faster boats, and even faster women. Testosterone and estrogen flowed like the falls over the Niagra River. Oh, to be a PI in the 1980s. For two short years I… Read full post »
Imagine being eight years old and going to a movie theatre with a really big screen and a balcony and with your Dad. Amovie with an overture and an intermission,. Almost three full hours of laughter.
This movie, when it was made, had virtually every living comic performer from the 2oth… Read full post »
Every morning, Monday through Friday, I walk from my apartment to the 1904 Beaux-Arts restored building that is known as "Yonkers" on the Metro-North rail map. I stand on the platform waiting for a train to take me on a 25 minute ride to Grand Central Terminal. Most days I walk… Read full post »
Everyone at OS must have it. Because no one here has mentioned it until now. We'll have to address this phobia again in March, too.
Do you know what it is?
I don't fear it (as I toss salt over my left shoulder). But then I'm not that superstitious.
Happy Friday the 13th.… Read full post »
Today is the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Today used to be a school holiday in the north. For all who appreciate great writing, please a take moment to read Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
A great orator, Edward Everett spoke for almost two hours leading up to Lincoln's address.&… Read full post »