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OEsheepdog

OEsheepdog
Location
From the Forest to the Shore, Connecticut, USA
Birthday
March 12
Title
Director of Change
Company
An unnamed non-profit health care provider
Bio
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!

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APRIL 11, 2011 11:02AM

The Cinematic Imagery of Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet passed away this past weekend, and after reading a few of his obituraries, all of which were well done, I looked into my memory for the images of some his movies which are better at defining his work and him than any obiturary writer.

Twelve Angry Men

As the… Read full post »

APRIL 9, 2011 7:18AM

Random thoughts from a Sheepdog

Here are a few musings this week:

Paul Ryan's "courage" is based on his ability to pander to his base. His numbers don't add up. How moronic.

The Washington media haven't mentioned the word "bipartisan" in over a year. They need a high colonic.

The Red Sox lose six in a… Read full post »

Say what you will about the current crisis in Washington, an uninformed electorate will get what it voted for. It's amazing how things change when we discuss politics.

In early 2009, and throughout the next eighteen months the meme was bipartisanship. The Democrats controlled the White House an… Read full post »

Since I had surgery for my sleep apnea in 2009, my dreams have been incredibly vivid. Shot in Cinerama® or VistaVision®, they are lush with detail, but aren't quite 3-D. Since they are so memorable, I am able to relate them to my wife, who is always envious of my ability… Read full post »

A job interviewer asked me in the 1970s: What is your greatest strength?

My answer: My sophomoric sense of humor.

Needless to say I didn't get the job. Oh how, I painfully lacked self awareness back then. And perhaps now.

I perpetrated a number of practical jokes on April Fool's Day… Read full post »

Through luck, determination and grit, I was able to score an exclusive interview with Cleo, the Egyptian Cobra, who was reported missing by Bronx Zoo staff earlier this week, and was recovered late yesterday.

 OES: Cleo, thanks for joining me for this interview.

Cobra: Sheepy, it's a pleasure. Y… Read full post »

MARCH 30, 2011 8:25AM

Lights Out at the Reptile House

The recent escape of an "adolescent" Egyptian Cobra from New York's Bronx Zoo Reptile house brought back a flood of childhood memories. In random order

A scene from All in the Family

Edith:: SHhhhh… Read full post »

About two and half hours of my day is spent riding the train to and from work. There's a lot I can accomplish on this ride. I can read, write, text, e-mail, sleep, but mostly I watch the people. I get great reward from this pastime.

On the Friday before Martin Luther… Read full post »

In the George Burns' book Gracie: A Love Story, a conversation is purported to take place between then up and coming vaudvillians Gracie Allen and Jack Benny before Jack takes the stage.

Jack Benny: Gracie, I hope to live up to your expectations.

Gracie Allen: Don't worry Jack, you will. I'… Read full post »

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Salts Sticks resting on a 10 inch dinner plate made by Benkert's Bakery, Great Neck, NY

When I say the endangered list, I don't mean food like roasted Polar Bear or Spotted Owl stew. Nor do I mean food that has been genetically engineered or irradiated so it glows in the… Read full post »

My wife and I both had to work today, she in Connecticut, me in the Bronx. So while I am now done, she'll be catching the 11:47 train to New York and I have about an hour of time to kill before meeting her at Grand Central Terminal.

So what do I… Read full post »

Most of my career I've managed  not to have to move from one office to another. Since I've been back in New York, I am now moving to my third office in 18 months.

The company I work for has four locations in Manhattan, three of them within a five minute walk from Penn St… Read full post »

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Courtesy bruceatkinson.com

Seabrook Station in 1981

 I worked as a Security supervisor during construction of a nuclear power plant in New Hampshire in the early 1980s. I watched the reactor vessel when it arrived in Hampton Harbor, welded to an ocean going barge.

I watched as the… Read full post »

MARCH 12, 2011 7:28AM

Happy Birthday Fay Paxton!

Best birthday wishes to the delightful blogger of the midwest, Fay Paxton.

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David Broder, Washington Post columnist, and the so-called "Dean of the Washington Press Corps" died yesterday at 81. His death notices and comments from colleagues were a journalistic version of a Field Marshal's funeral, filled with all the pomp(osity?) and circumstance of such an occasion.

Broder… Read full post »

Talk show host Johnny Carson once opined that the shortest amount of time ever measured by man is between the time a light turns green in midtown Manhattan, and a car horn sounds. At the other end of the spectrum, it seems that the slowest amount of time is when you… Read full post »

I've been struggling to write this for several weeks. The struggle hasn't been about the content, it's been about the presentation. Our nation was founded on a series of compromises. You can go back to the Connecticut compromise, which gave us a bicameral legislature. Then there was the Missouri comp… Read full post »

MARCH 6, 2011 11:32AM

Wolfe and House part 7

The previous post appears here.

As I drove across Moshulu Parkway, I had figured out the why of this mystery but not the how. My guess was that Saul Panzer’s assignment was finding out the how. But what about the missing Rabbi’s widow? That photograph in the hospital lobby wouldRead full post »

See the previous post here

 I walked over to Curran’s at Eleventh Avenue to get the car that Wolfe owns, and I drive, a 2011 Heron sedan. Heading up the Henry Hudson Parkway to Riverdale, I thought a visit to the Rabbi’s widow was a fool’s errand. After all, grillingRead full post »

I had to grab some lunch on the fly today. So I walked into one of the national chain fast food restaurants, and was waiting on line (I believe everywhere else, but New York refers to it as being in line), when the clerk behind the register said, "May I help… Read full post »

MARCH 3, 2011 8:08PM

Random thoughts from a Sheepdog

Some randoms thoughts. You try and connect the dots.

Of all the people in the world to have a doppleganger, mine has to be Mike Huckabee. Who did I tick off in a previous life?

What's with all the hate for teachers, lately? Politicians who never got good grades?

Obama… Read full post »

It isn't often that you will see smiles on the faces of New York City commuters. It also isn't often that you can find them amazed and delighted. So imagine my surprise and my delight as I walked through Grand Central Terminal yesterday and boarded a brand spanking new commuter train.… Read full post »

MARCH 2, 2011 10:11AM

The Media: Lo(o)sing its Sheen

The overexposure of personality in the media probably got its start when Zsa Zsa Gabor started appearing on late night talk shows in the 1960s. Ms. Gabor was an attractive, oft married, sometimes actress from Hungary. Her lifestyle and persona became fodder for late night talk such as The TonighRead full post »

You know eventually Charlie Sheen is going to run out of talk shows on which to appear. That could be in about  two or three weeks. So in the interest of protecting this great national treasure, I've done extensive research and found some other gigs Charlie can do that viewers will… Read full post »

It's pretty clear that the situation in Libya represents a threat to oil prices around the world. No one is really sure when or if Qaddafi will fall. Oil prices in the US have gone up, and gasoline prices at the pump are almost forty cents higher than they were a… Read full post »