Monthly Archives: March 2013

Celebrating spring in the northeast: a pictorial essay

The ice is out of the river, the sun has been shining for three days, and today the entire world has been out enjoying the fine day.  Thanks be to God, to Mother Nature, and to anyone else who might be … Continue reading

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Life lesson from systems theory: stress and trade-off curves

Newspapers, magazines, and blogs these days are filled with articles about the staggering amount of stress we have introduced into our lives.  It’s everywhere.  In fact, people have been concerned about how to manage stress in their lives for the past … Continue reading

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If yoga is the answer to everything, where are the men?

Yoga can help you with almost everything, according to devotees and a plethora of articles available at every turn.  I’m ready to agree with most of the assertions, with the caveat of finding the right kind of yoga for the newbie … Continue reading

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The Falkland Islands: it’s not about the penguins and sheep

The Falkland Islands are back in the news again. There was the referendum on March 10-11 that saw all but three of the electorate of 1650 people vote to remain British. Then there were  the newly released Thatcher papers revealing that the 1982 … Continue reading

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Tales of customer service that go the extra mile? I’ve got one.

Listening to the car radio, it suddenly came back to me: the empty place setting, the black napkins, the untouched wine.  Ensuring he went out in style.  An act of kindness. This past week I caught a portion of a … Continue reading

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Sustainable tourism and travel, then and now

How are sustainable tourism and a long-ago trip to Greece related?  It probably seems like a stretch.  Forty years ago there was no such thing as sustainable tourism because there weren’t enough tourists to cause concern about their impact on historical artifacts … Continue reading

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6 worthy sayings for the workplace

I’ve been happily retired for nearly 3 years now, but recently I found myself in my former workplace for meetings.  (I know, what’s that all about?!)  While attending a meeting today I was reminded of a piece of paper I … Continue reading

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