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Oct 10, 2008

The General speaks

"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it." --William Crapo "Billy" Durant (1861-1947),....More
Oct 06, 2008

Name game

The House collectively held its nose on Friday and passed into law--- and the history books-- the beyond gigantic "bailout" or "rescue" bill that is....More
Sep 25, 2008

Fix it. Fast.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the King's horses And all the King's men Couldn't put Humpty together again! --Oddly....More
Sep 12, 2008

No like for this Ike

The dire warnings are up that Ike, which is nothing less than a Texas-size hurricane, is now bearing down on Galveston. We hope it wil not be a....More
Sep 11, 2008

Seven years

"Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea."--John Gunther, journalist (1901-70) Though my family and I were not directly affected....More
Sep 10, 2008

Milk runs

In World War II slang (which for my money is among the most colorful to have had a lasting impact on the good old flexible English language), a "milk....More
Aug 06, 2008

More tea leaves...

A caption in my last post pointed out that John F. Kennedy viewed reading The New York Times as perhaps more enlightening than poring over government....More
Jul 30, 2008

Read the tea leaves

While business leaders and investors may count on an army of economists or other financial tea-leaf readers to help them gauge the health of our....More
Jun 24, 2008

When editors win, readers win

The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what....More
Jun 19, 2008

Gas war-- Version 2008

People around my age-- let's be kind and call them late-stage baby boomers-- and definitely those who are older may recall a phenomenon from their....More
Jun 12, 2008

Nine lives

As someone with no dog in this fight except for journalistic endeavor, what fascinates me the most about the big Caterpillar-Navistar deal, word of....More
May 29, 2008

Not only in dreams

Only in dreams We see what it means Reach out our hands Hold on to hers But when we wake It's all been erased And so it seems Only in dreams --chorus....More
May 22, 2008

A call for leadership

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. - Gen. George S. Patton Jr., U.S. Army (1885-1945) While in recent months everything from speculators to....More
May 21, 2008

Bad news

Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step... --lyric from "American Pie" (1971) by Don McLean (Iona College, B.B.A. '68) Just when you....More
May 02, 2008

Could it be any easier?

I've long been disturbed by how so many people-- truckers included-- still do not wear seatbelts when in a vehicle. Maybe I am a hopeless Safety Sam....More
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